George William Godsey

February 15, 1933 - August 4, 2017
George William Godsey

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George William Godsey, 84, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Born in Sloan, IA he was a son of the late Curtis West Godsey and Maggie Mae Fletcher Godsey.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Godsey.

George was a veteran of the US Army.  Before retiring, he was employed by GE for 34 years.  George was an active member of the Masons for 60 years, belonging to the Attica Lodge #502 A.F. & A.M. in Iowa, Kedron Lodge #387 A.F. & A.M. in Hendersonville, Shriners International, and The Eastern Star, Hendersonville Chapter #61.  George enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the ROMEO crowd (Retired Old Men Eating Out).  Since 1968, he had been a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie P. Godsey; son, Grant Godsey of Mill Spring; daughter, LeAnn Godsey of Etowah; grandchildren, Karisma, Randa, Piper, River, Gunnar, Archer, and Nikolas; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Koenig, Dorothy Redmond and Rosemary Hansen; and brother, Richard Godsey and wife, Pam; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 8 at Trinity Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Mark Stanley officiating.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial with Military and Masonic Honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
2:00 PM

Trinity Presbyterian Church - Directions
900 Blythe Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
3:30 PM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Trinity Presbyterian Church - Directions
900 Blythe Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • August 07, 2017
    Jerry & Judy Angel lit a candle:
    Lit since August 7, 2017 at 8:21:55 PM

  • August 08, 2017
    Scott Surrette says:
    George was someone who always had a smile on his face and kind words. We will all miss him.

  • August 08, 2017
    Brian Ferrand says:
    I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I worked with him several times over the years, and he was always good to work with. He set a good example for all us engineers about doing our best, with integrity, nothing fancy needed. He was someone I looked up to as an example of how to be. Whenever I was at his house, there were usually grandchildren every where, and lots and lots of laughter. My deepest condolences to Bonnie, and Grant, and the rest of the family. Be well, and God Bless.

  • August 08, 2017
    Kerry and Renee Davis says:
    We were so fond of George. His sweet personality and sense of humor was always a blessing to us when we saw him. I remember him going back to my childhood in the Rainbow Girls. God speed until we meet again.

  • August 13, 2017
    Shaw Aardema Hollingsworth says:
    We know our Dad, Tom Aardema, would want your family to know of his enjoyment of the time he had spent with George. They were big "hiking" buddies through the years. Our sincere condolences in your loss. Family of Tom Aardema.