William Hagood Godley

November 8, 1929 - June 16, 2009

11/08/1929 - 06/16/2009

Past Services

Thursday June 18, 2009
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Friday June 19, 2009
10:00 am
Hendersonville Church of Christ
1975 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

William Hagood Godley, 79, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home with his family.

Born in Walterboro, SC, he was a son of the late Oscar Benjamin Godley and Frances Lethard Clinton Godley.

A dedicated member of the Church of Christ, he served as an Elder at St Andrews Church of Christ in Columbia, SC and Hendersonville Church of Christ. He was a Board Member of Palmetto Bible Camp, Inc. He and his wife, Jean, were the first caretakers to live on the camp property from 1978-1989. He worked for AT&T, retiring after 30 years, and had served in the National Guard MP Division.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Roberta Godley Foster, Mary Agnes Morrow and Hattie Frances Godley; three brothers, James Lowell Godley, Harold Riddick Godley and Carlisle Benjamin Godley.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Goldman Godley; four sons, William Joseph Godley of Memphis, TN, Robert Clinton Godley of Blythewood, SC, Timothy Eugene Godley of Hendersonville, and Jonathan Andrew Godley of Nashville, TN; a sister, Mabel Genevieve Mitchell of Marshville, NC; nine grandchildren, Cristen Roberts, Emily Via, Anna Godley, Chris and Ben Godley, Grant Godley, Ashley, Marston, and Keaton Godley; two great-grandchildren, Grady Roberts and Mida Godley.

A funeral will be held at 10:00 am Friday at Hendersonville Church of Christ. Steve Teel, Jerry Senn, and Joe Godley will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 pm Thursday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Palmetto Bible Camp, Inc, 512 Sulgrave Drive Columbia, SC 29210, Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 571 South Allen Rd Flat Rock, NC 28731 or The National Parkinsonís Foundation at www.parkinsons.org.

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8 years ago

Hi VEry nice posts i’sure i’sts nice

faye youngblood
8 years ago

God bless the family. he will be with you in your time of grieving. faye

Warren and Deborah Mitchell
8 years ago

We were so sad to hear of Hagood’s passing. He was such a wonderful, caring, and loving man. He will be missed by many.

Gary & Nancy Jones
8 years ago

Jean & the guys – We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. I miss the comaradery of working at PBC with Hagood. May God and your family give you the peace and strength you need during this time and the days ahead. Our love.

Anne & David Powlas
8 years ago

Jean and family, we were so sorry to hear about Hagood’s death. May God hold you in the hollow of His loving hands as you face the difficult days ahead.

David & Anne (Horton) Powlas

Danny and Nancy Thomas
8 years ago

Jean and family,

Heaven is a brighter place today with your dear husband and father, and our friend, there! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With love,

Danny and Nancy

Susan and Faith Feidner
8 years ago

If such a loss can be joyful, it is for those who have led a good life. As a family, you may be proud to have such a roll model. Heaven is richer for his presence.