Glenn Rayburn Godwin passed away on February 26, 2018, in Athens, Texas. He was born on September 10, 1946, to Roy and Hazel Dykes Godwin. He was raised in a loving family in the community of Bethel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Lanny Keith Godwin.
On June 14, 1964, in Poteau Oklahoma, he eloped with the love of his life, Carol Sue Shreve and remained happily married for the next 53 years. As a family man, Glenn's never-ending love for his wife and kids and grand-kids were prominent. He especially loved to hunt and fish with his family on the farm.
He attended school in Bethel and Athens school districts, and in 1967 he began his career with John Deere at Royal and Barrow of Athens. Glenn was affectionally known all over Henderson and surrounding counties as the "The John Deere Man". Willing to help anyone at any time, he often went above and beyond to repair tractors in the field. Many times, he could be found hastily repairing hay equipment before the onset of a summer rain. Basically, if Glenn couldn't fix a tractor Nobody could fix the tractor! He loved his work dearly and that showed to all that knew him. He taught his kids and grand-kids to work and the value of hard work. His legacy will be long remembered for many years and generations to come.
Glenn was dearly loved by all who knew him as Ruff-cut, Skeeter, Brother, PaPa and most importantly, Daddy.
He is survived by his wife Carol Sue Godwin; daughters, Kristy Hopper and husband Ralph, Jeannie Keith and husband Roger; brother Ivy Joe Godwin and wife Sherry; sister, Cookie Airheart and husband Steve; grandchildren, Kevin Hopper, Ryan Hopper, Jacob Wilson, and Emree Annalee Keith; numerous nieces and nephews; also, his beloved lap dog, Max.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Park Highlands TLC Unit for the care they provided for our dear husband, and father. Your kindness and dedication will never be forgotten.
A memorial visitation with the family will be held at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. There will be a private family burial at a later date. Arrangements by Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Published on February 28, 2018