William Earl Godsey Jr.

William Earl Godsey Jr.

July 11, 1943 - September 04, 2022

William Earl Godsey Jr.

July 11, 1943 - September 04, 2022


William Earl Godsey Jr., 79, passed away September 4, 2022. He was born July 11, 1943 to William Godsey Sr. and Ellen Godsey in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Thomas Dale High School and had an electrical apprenticeship at Richmond Tech Center. He was an electrician for 55 years, beginning a family legacy of electricians. William was witty, liked Nascar racing, and perfected the eye roll. But above all, he loved his family. He was happily married to Arlene Godsey for 28 years.

William was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Godsey. Left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Arlene Godsey; his children, Ken Godsey (Sheila), Keith Godsey (Kim), and Susan Chandler (Carl), Tina Shoaf, Dee Allred, and Joe Shoaf. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also survived by his best friend, Dave Hodges.

A memorial service will be led by Reverend Betty Hobbs at 11am Friday, September 9, 2022 at Family of God Church, 2500 Point of Rocks Road, Chester, VA 23836. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Family of God Church.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: September 9, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Family Of God Church
  • Location: 2500 Point Of Rocks Rd Chester, VA 23836 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 530-1076

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6 responses to William Earl Godsey Jr.

  1. Susan says:

    I love you more than words can say dad. I miss you so much. I am beyond blessed to have had you as my dad.

  2. Keith Godsey says:

    Dad , thanks for helping make me the man I am. I love you with all my heart. My heart is broke. Right now, but am relieved and at peace knowing you are no longer suffering. Walk free dad. I love you,

  3. Keith says:

    Thank you for helping make me the person who I am. My heart will forever be broken, but I am at peace knowing that you are pain free. I will miss you everyday until we meet again. Walk free Dad, I love you with all my heart.

  4. Ruth Lovell says:

    From all the family.
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Bill was a good man. We will be praying for each of you in the months ahead. We love all of you dearly. Continuing to pray. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  5. Debbie Humes says:

    Sending my condolences. Thoughts and prayers to you all. God has a wonderful angel. Rest in peace Uncle Bill.

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