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Robert Roy Godwin

October 14, 1931 — January 15, 2012


Mr. Robert R. Godwin, age 80, retired Master Chief, U.S. Navy of DeFuniak Springs passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 in Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after an extended illness. He was born October 14, 1931 in DeFuniak Springs, the son of James Marion and Odell Hardin Godwin. He graduated from Walton High School in 1949 and joined the Navy in 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Marian Prescott in 1954 and for the next twenty one years they traveled to many bases. He served his country with pride and was very proud of his service record. Retiring in 1971 he then taught electronics in Maryland at South Caroll High School for ten years. He then spent several years in oil exploration in the Midwest for Lockhart Exploration. He and his wife retired to their dream home, surrounded by pine trees where he spent the remainder of his life raking pine straw and picking up pine cones and growing some of the most delicious tomatoes to share with all of his friends. He was a 32nd degree mason and very active in DeFuniak Springs Lodge # 170 F&AM. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Robert was preceded in death by his father, three sisters, Annie Bell Davis, Lizzie Wilkerson and Gertrude Tranum. Three brothers, Andy, Luther and Will Godwin.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marian; his son Marty and wife Kim of Lakewood, Colorado. His mother, Odell Godwin; his brother, Harry, his sister Marjorie Rohrabough. Two grandchildren, Britnye and husband Dave and Kyle. Three great grandchildren, C.J., Xander and Shaylee and several very special nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be made in Robert Godwin’s memory to DeFuniak Lodge # 170 F& AM, Post Office Box 585, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be Saturday, January 21, 2012 in First United Methodist Church, 88 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M. with the service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Abiding by Robert’s wishes he will be buried at sea.

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