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Bobby William Godfrey

September 28, 1937 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 84)

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Bobby William Godfrey, age 84, of Niota, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at his residence.

Bobby was a native Benton and longtime resident of McMinn County.  He was the son of the late Bart Godfrey and Annis McKissack Lawson.  He was also preceded by his wife of 62 years Mildred Faye Shaw Godfrey on October 13, 2020.

Bobby was of the Baptist Faith.  He retired from Martin Marietta working on the Y12 Project after 25 years.

Survivors include;

Son Robert and wife Donna Godfrey of Englewood;

Grandchildren Chrystal Murphy and husband Mike of Chattanooga, Brandon of Niota, Jamin Godfrey and Kelcey of Cleveland, Brittnie Godfrey, Todd Godfrey of Englewood and Kaitlynn Godfrey of Englewood;

Great Grandchildren Mikayla Murphy, Robby Godfrey, Ben Godfrey, Charlie Godfrey, Sofia Godfrey, Olivia Godfrey, J.J. Godfrey and James Godfrey;

Brother Fred Godfrey and wife Sharon of Lenoir City;

Sister Mary Ann Dunn and husband Ron of Sweetwater;

Several Nieces and Nephew.

Graveside services will be at 2 PM Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Cedar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Philadelphia, TN with Rev. Clayton Dunsmore officiating. 

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bobby William Godfrey.

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November 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Cedar Fork Cemetery, Philadelphia

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