John Emerson Goggin Jr., of Danville, Virginia, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the age of 48. He was born September 8, 1971 in Danville, Virginia. John was an avid drummer and held a love for music. Due to his health he did side work in lawn care. John was of the Baptist faith and always had a smile on his face and was a friend to everyone. John graduated from G.W High School, Piedmont Community College and received an associate Degree from Full Sail University. John is survived by his parents, Dolores "Pokey" Jones Bell (George) of Danville, Va., and John "Johnny" Emerson Goggin Sr. (Tammy) of Semora, N.C.; his girlfriend of eight and a half years, Robyn Haynes; his step brothers, George R. "Robbie" Bell Jr. of Providence, N.C., and William "Bill" F. Bell of Louisville, Ky.; his step sister, Melissa Cornett of Wake Forrest, N.C.; his step niece, Megan Cornett of Wake Forrest, N.C.; three uncles, two aunts and several cousins. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, James and Frances Goggin; his maternal grandfather, Charlie Jones Jr; and his great-grandparents, Charlie Jones Sr and Francis Jones. A memorial service will be held at Norris Funeral Services' Mt. Hermon Chapel on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. with the Reverend George Goggin presiding. A visitation will take place before the service from 2 to 3 p.m. The family will also be receiving guests at the residence at 2641 Mount Cross Rd. Danville, Va. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Goggin and Bell families. Online condolences may be made at

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