William "Bill" Joseph Godfrey, 70, son of the late Willie Lee and Cletus Ella Jones Godfrey, was born Nov. 24, 1938, in Reupert, Ark., and passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at his residence in Arbyrd, Mo.
Mr. Godfrey attended Senath High School in Senath, Mo., before joining the U.S. Navy , where he served four years.
On July 3, 1960, in Kennett, he married Glenda Fay Hopper, who survives.
Survivors include Glenda Fay Godfrey, of Arbyrd; one son, William Joseph Godfrey, Jr.; one daughter, Lori Lea Godfrey; four brothers, Vernis Godfrey, Coney Godfrey, James Godfrey and Mitchell Godfrey; four sisters, Vivian Ford, Madge Bost, Eva Eubanks and Patricia Stacy; six grandchildren, Jason, Crystal, Joseph, Derek, Brian and Dustin; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Kileigh, Allison and Zayden, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo., with Rev. Leland Dement officiating.
Burial was in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath.
Pallbearers were Vernis Godfrey, James Godfrey, Mitchell Godfrey, Don Bost, Carl Eubanks and David Stacey.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.