Donald Ray Godby, 64 years of age of Cotter Avenue, Somerset, Kentucky died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, September 28, 1937. He was the son of the late Raymond C. and Ona Meece Godby.
He was a warehouse employee of H.T. Hackney Company and a construction worker. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors included his wife, Betty Joan Carter Godby, whom he married March 6, 1971, in Tennessee; two sons, Robert R. (and Debi) Godby, Somerset, Kentucky and Jeffrey L. (and Cheryl) Godby, Covington, Kentucky; a daughter, Kathey M. Holloran, Elsmere, Kentucky; two brothers, Carl R. (and Edna) Godby, Burlington, Kentucky, and Wayne (and Dorothy) Godby, Somerset, Kentucky; a sister, Mary Ann (and Dalous) Sears, Somerset, Kentucky; three stepsons, Max Messamore, Barry Messamore and Marty (and Devonne) Messamore, all of Somerset, Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Sue Messamore, Somerset, Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Betty Godby, Independence; six grandchildren, Season, Kelley, Michael, Scott, Amy and Nicholas; seven step-grandchildren, Gary, Angela, Kellen, Cody, Alex, Miranda and Jacob; and six great-grandchildren, Quinton, Ashley, Mackenzie, B.J., Alya and Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gerald Godby; and two step-grandchildren, Matthew and Stefan Messamore.
Visitation was held after 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Memory Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dalous Sears officiating.
Burial was in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Kentucky.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF DONALD GODBY,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Betty Joan Carter Messamore - Godby
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