Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 11, 2009
William Henry Godwin, 88, of 5432 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, Va., died on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 in Golden Living Center, Portsmouth, Va. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of the late Hugh and Rhoda Godwin. He was also predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Carrie Godwin; one son, William H. Godwin Jr.; three sisters and one brother.
He was educated in the Suffolk school system. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1980 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Union Baptist Missionary Church.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Stephanie Juez, of Chesapeake, and Collette Hunt, of Suffolk; two sons, Anthony Godwin (Lauranette), of Suffolk, and William Davis (Beatrice), of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Annie McClure (Mack) and Margaret Roberts; one daughter-in-law, Michelle Godwin; one niece, Margaret Hubbard (John); one cousin, Margaret Davis; other family and many friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 at Union Baptist Church officiated by Bishop C.V. Russell. Interment will be in Tynes Memorial Cemetery, Smithfield, Va. The family will receive friends at 5432 Nansemond Pkwy in Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.