Billy Eugene Godfrey Sr., 81, enjoyed listening to bluegrass music

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Billy Eugene Godfrey
Billy Eugene Godfrey

LELAND — Mr. Billy Eugene Godfrey Sr., 81, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. He was born on Oct. 17, 1935, to Glenn Godfrey and Flora Spivey Godfrey, both predeceased.

Mr. Godfrey loved his church, family, music, especially bluegrass, and fishing. He had served in the U.S. Air Force worked at LCP for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie Easterling Godfrey of the home; daughter, Jennerea G. Schoo, and her husband, Joseph, of Boiling Springs, N.C.; son, Billy Eugene Godfrey Jr., and his wife, Heather, of Wilmington; two stepdaughters, Alice West Duplissey of Leland, N.C., and Anita F. Clark, and her husband, David, of Rock Hill, S.C.; stepson, Douglas Alan West of Wilmington; sister, Doris Swain, and her husband, Earl, of Sanford, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Godfrey and Sarah Godfrey; four brothers, G.W. Godfrey, and his wife, Janet, of Sanford, N.C., Ralph Godfrey, and his wife, Brenda, of Winston Salem, N.C., Harold Godfrey and Treva of Sanford, N.C., and Eddie Godfrey, and his wife, Teresa, of Sanford, N.C., 11 grandchildren, Scott, Roman, T.J., Nick, John, Chris, Mathew, Katherine, Zachary, Zoe and Geoffrey; and six great-grandchildren, Cadance, Skyy, Caleb, Grayson, Maddox and Bentley.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Coble Ward-Smith with Bishop Roy Coleman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Center UMC Cemetery, Sanford, N.C.

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.