Obituary: Earl Leroy Godsey

April 8, 1939 – July 8, 2022

Earl Leroy Godsey, 83, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 8, 1939, in Springville, he was the son of Hobert and Edith (Anderson) Godsey. He married Mary Baker in 1960.

Earl graduated from Oolitic High School in 1956. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper. Earl retired from General Motors after 30 years and was a member of the UAW Local 440. He was a member of the Kentucky Ridge Baptist Church. He loved fishing, deer hunting, and mushroom hunting. Earl enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Godsey of Springville; children, Mark (Janet) Godsey of Avon, Scott (Cheryl) Godsey of Avon, and Kristi (Chad) Rayhill of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jennifer Neill, Jill Copp, Erik Godsey, Morgan Martin, Garrett Godsey, Zachary Godsey, Heidi Staggs, Nicholas Rayhill, Jacey Workman, and Jori Workman; great-grandchildren, Kyron Copp, Karsyn Copp, Aliah Neill, Calvin Glynn, and Jack Henry Godsey, Jayven Workman, Nevaeh Workman, Ethan Pemberton, Skylar Workman, Yasmin Wesner, and Tanner Wesner; brother, James (Roseanna) Godsey of Springville; and daughter-in-law, Vickie Godsey.             

His parents; his son, Randy Godsey; and siblings, Joyce Phillips, Paul Wayne Godsey, and Donnie Godsey preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Bob Phillips, officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions: can be made to the Kentucky Ridge Cemetery Association.

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