Display in Elba honors the late owner of former Stumblin’ Inn

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 March 2021 at 3:23 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

Stephen Robert Goff was better known as “Stork.”

ELBA – The Elba community lost a well-known and respected community member with the death of Stephen Robert Goff, “Stork”. He passed away on March 9 at age 64.

Goff served as Elba’s mayor and was the owner of the Stumblin’ Inn, a landmark on Route 98 that burned down on July 8, 2018. That site was a popular hangout, and Goff enjoyed welcoming many live bands over the years who played at the venue.

The memorial display pictured above is at the site of the former Stumblin’ Inn.

Mr. Goff served in the United States Marine Corps from 1975-1979, earning a Rifle Marksman Badge and a Good Conduct Medal.

Goff’s funeral service was on March 15. He will be laid to rest at Mount Albion Cemetery.