Haskell Godfrey Obituary

Haskell Godfrey

Haskell Godfrey, 75, of Valdosta, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on September 17, 1944 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina to the later Rev. H.C. Godfrey, Sr., and Ada Cothran Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey grew up in the Greenville Area of South Carolina and moved with his family to Valdosta in his mid-teens and attended Valdosta High School. He soon began working in the new car business with Hayes Reddick. Mr. Godfrey has continued to work in the car business for over 50 years and through several car dealerships over the years. In more recent years he owned and operated hotels and motels in North Carolina. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting, and traveling. Mr. Godfrey was a follower of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He was also very involved from an early age with his family in ministry, and helping his father begin Bemiss Road Baptist Church. He participated in many aspects of the music ministry there. In the mid 1960’s he met the former Sibbie Kirby and they were married in March of 1965 and celebrated 55 years of marriage this year. He served on the Advisory Board for the Little Book Ministry. Mr. Godfrey is survived by his wife of 55 years Sibbie Kirby Godfrey, of Valdosta; his daughter and son in law Kellie Godfrey Lyons and Shannon Lyons, of Valdosta; his grandsons, Lincoln Haskell Hardeman, Truit Craig Hardeman, Marlie Lyons, Macy Lyons, and Mason Lyons, all of Valdosta; his sisters and brother in law, Faye and Rick Setser, of Valdosta, and Judith Cronk, of Hahira; his brothers and two sisters in law, Terry and Pam Godfrey, of Macon, Danny Godfrey, of Panacea, FL, and Barry and Peggy Godfrey of Valdosta; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. a Covenant Baptist Church with Rev. David Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Little Book Ministry, P.O. Box 4022, Macon, GA 31208, of Covenant Baptist Missions, 3019 Country Club Drive, Valdosta, GA, 31602, of The Mailbox Club, 404 Eager Road, Valdosta, GA, 31602. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home.
September 17, 1944 - September 5, 202009/17/194409/05/2020
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Funeral Home Owner
September 16
Genie Krivanek
September 18
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Kenneth Ridgeway
September 13
Sorry to hear of the passing of Hack Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sibbie and her family and all of our cousins Faye, Judy, Terry, Danny and Barry man. Our love and prayers are with you, Kenny Ray, Gena, and Anna Ridgeway Atlanta, GA.
Janet Brown
September 10
I didn’t know Haskell but my mother, Carolyn Brinson, worked with him for many years at Reddick Motors and always spoke highly of him. My sympathies to the family. Janet Brown
Vivian norman
September 10
I’m so sorry my brother in Christ passed away. My family met the Godfrey’s in 1970 and have been friends since. God bless all of you as we grieve this loss🌹🌹
Brad Baker
September 9
Ms Sibbie & family, we will not be able to attend the funeral, but please know that we are thinking of you and praying for your family. You & brother Haskell were always so kind to our family and almost without exception, when he saw me in a local restaurant, I never saw... Continue Reading
Ramona Blanton-Boyett
September 9
This is for Kellie and her Mom. I’m truly sorry for your great loss. Know that you did everything for him and have him all the love and care he needed. Hold onto the memories and he will always be with you. Love, Mona
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John and Faye Turner
September 8
Hack helped us so many times as we went out on missions. We will always remember him for his wonderful singing.
Barbara Milhous
September 8
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Sid Hobrat
September 8
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Justin Anderson
September 7
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