Lawrence J. Goff, 79, of Big Island, VA, passed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at his residence. He was born August 5, 1942 in Bedford County, a son of the late Owen Silas Goff and Ruth Goff Robertson. Lawrence was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after 39 loyal years of service. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his brothers, Winfred Goff, Dalmase Goff, Guy Goff, Ted Goff, Tommy Goff; sister, Patsy Weatherford; step-daughters, Joann Camden, Sandra Blair; step-grandson John Wilson. Lawrence was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was well known for his trips in his Bronco up Hunting Creek to find deer, turkey and squirrels, and he filled many freezers full of game. Lawrence was a devoted UVa sports fan, held a deep love of Ford cars and trucks, and was a huge fan of NASCAR, especially Bill Elliott. Weekends found him frequently asserting that Awesome Bill from Dawsonville was a much better driver than Dale Earnhardt. Lawrence is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Edna Lucille Goff; sisters, Elsie Andrews, Jeannette Goff, Patricia Pederson (Arvid); sister-in-law’s, Janie Goff, Virginia Goff; step-daughters, Mary Adams, Donna Wright (Kevin), step-sons-in-law Donnie Camden and Robert Blair; and close buddy and dedicated caregiver Jared Farmer; step-grandchildren Jason Camden, William Blair, Rebecca Blair, Steven Wright and Brandon Wright (Skylar); and many step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 Sunday, May 22 at Tabernacle Church of God with Pastor Sam Jones officiating. A burial will follow in the Hunting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Bledsoe officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, Virginia 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.