Otto Kenney "Ken" Goins, Jr., 79, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, chemistry professor at Baton Rouge Community College, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge. He was born March 23, 1940, in Palestine, Lee County, Arkansas. Ken's main places of residence include Memphis, Tennessee; Lansing, Michigan; Lafayette, Indiana; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Memphis State University and graduated, then he was commissioned by the Air Force and sent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He later earned a Master's Degree at Iowa State University. Ken's was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His greatest love was caring for his beloved wife Judy and his family, and teaching his students the wonders of chemistry and natural science. Ken was a Captain in the United States Air Force in 1963-1969 during the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otto Kenney Goins, Sr., and Myrtle Virginia Tillman McDaniel; sister, Dorothy Jean Goins Liles Brogden. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Judith Fredrika Berbig Goins; children, Thomas Goins and wife Janet McKee Goins, Daniel P. Goins, Sandra K. Goins, and Tim A. Goins; grandchildren, Candice Marie Broom, Daniel P. Goins, II, Chris Broom, Jared Goins, Karen Broom, Megan Goins, Kyle Broom, Kristin Broom, Michael Goins, Aaron Goins, Mallory Goins, and Killian Goins. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriner's Hospitals for Children
. Visitation will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Highland on Friday February 14, 2020 from 10:00 am until funeral services at 11:00 am. Burial at Louisiana National at 2:30 pm.