PRESTONSBURG – James Tyler Goble, a 23-year-old Marine and Floyd County native, was laid to rest on Sunday. Goble lived in Orange Park, Florida with his wife Stacy Lee Swain Goble and son James Tyler Goble Jr.
According to family members, Goble had always dreamed of being in the military. Goble joined the Marine Corps in 2013 and was stationed in South Carolina.
“Boot camp, it was rough on him,” said Jim Goble, the young Marine’s father. “At times he didn’t think he was going to make it through, but he made it through boot camp and was actually planning on making a career out of the military.”
Goble was a South Floyd High School graduate.
Friends and family members remember Goble as being the type of person who everyone loved. He was a loving husband, father and son.
“Other than being a Marine, being a father was his most proud accomplishments,” said Branden West, a childhood friend of the Marine and Floyd County native.
“So many wonderful memories I have of him as a young boy,” Goble added. “He was just your average mischievous little boy. We had the best times together. Our lives will forever be changed and he will never be forgotten.”
Family and friends gathered together to give the young soldier a proper salute and burial in his hometown in Floyd County.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.