Gordon Godfrey, age 75, of Marion passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his residence.

A son of the late James Godfrey and Lyda Howell Godfrey, he was born on April 21, 1941. Mr. Godfrey was formally employed with Etta Packaging and Old Fort Finishing. He also worked for Walmart where he enjoyed greeting customers. Mr. Godfrey was a Vietnam Veteran having served the United States Marine Corps and enjoyed wood working in his spare time. He will be remembered as loving father and grandfather.

Mr. Godfrey was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amada Doyle.

Mr. Godfrey is survived by his wife of 52 years, Brenda Owensby Godfrey; two daughters, Lisa Doyle and Sandy Cothern (Gus); a sister, Polly Watson; two grandchildren, Matthew Doyle and Sarah Cothern.

A funeral service to celebrate Mr. Godfrey's life will be held Monday, March 20, 2017, at 3:00PM in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Mitch Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00PM to 3:00PM prior to the funeral hour. Interment with military honors will follow in McDowell Memorial Park.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Godfrey's memory should consider CarePartners Hospice & Pallitive Care- McDowell County, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or by visiting Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Godfrey family.

For futher information and /or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website or call (828) 559-8111.

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I will miss seeing and talking to Gordon when I would go in Walmart. He was such a sweet man. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. 💙

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