06/15/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Dickie Godwin

Dickie Wayne Godwin
(6 Sept 1946 - 11 June 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have lost another of our own.


  From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 06/14/07 - "  Dickie Godwin":

Carol -

Some of your members may know 'Dickie' Godwin. He is the brother of a dear friend and former date partner, Jean (Godwin) Roche, now of Venice, Fla.


GODWIN, Dickie Wayne, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Chesapeake, VA, born September 6, 1946, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007 after a long illness.

Mr. Godwin was a successful entrepreneur and investor, past CEO of Pro Parts Auto Stores, licensed airplane pilot and U.S. Coast Guard certified boat captain. Born in Newport News, VA, he graduated from Newport News High School and the Apprentice School of the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Company. He was a Master Mason of the Lynnhaven Masonic Lodge No. 220 in Virginia Beach, VA. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Portsmouth, VA and a 32nd degree Mason.

Beloved husband of Patricia, loving son of Joseph W. and Dorothy G. Godwin (both deceased), he is survived by brother, Joseph W. Godwin, Jr., Brig. Gen. Retired (Virginia Beach, VA) and sisters, Jean Roche (Naples, FL) and Rebecca Godwin (Barstow, CA). He was the devoted father of daughters, Jennifer Towels (John) and Roxanne Epstein, and sons, Joseph Godwin and Jeffrey Godwin, and a proud grandfather two.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Snellings Funeral Home, 5605 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Kedive Temple, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.


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   Ohhh, John!  Thanks so much for passing along this sad news. Dickie was actually in my class. I remember that dazzling smile he always wore walking down the halls. I'm so sorry to learn of his passing.  Please give his sister our deepest sympathies.


From the Sun Sentinel - 06/14/07:

  Dickie W. Godwin


Godwin , Dickie W., of Fort Lauderdale, FL passed away on June 11, 2007. American Burial & Cremation Center at Jennings Funeral Home.


Published in the Sun Sentinel on 6/14/2007. 

 

 
Dickie Godwin
Fall of 1964
 
From the Daily Press - 06/27/07:
 
  Dickie Wayne Godwin

CHESAPEAKE - Dickie Wayne Godwin, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Chesapeake, Va., born Sept. 6, 1946, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007, after a long illness. Mr. Godwin was a successful entrepreneur and investor, past CEO of Pro Parts Auto Stores, licensed airplane pilot and U.S. Coast Guard certified boat captain. Born in Newport News, Va., he graduated from Newport News High School and the Apprentice School of Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. He was a Master Mason of the Lynnhaven Masonic Lodge No. 220 in Virginia Beach, Va. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Portsmouth, Va., and a 32nd degree Mason. Beloved husband of Patricia, loving son of Joseph W. and Dorothy B. Godwin (both deceased), he is survived by brother, Joseph W. Godwin, Jr., Brig. Gen. Retired (Virginia Beach, Va.) and sisters, Jean Roche (Naples, Fla.) and Rebecca Godwin (Barstow, Calif.). He was a devoted father of daughters, Jennifer Towels (John) and Roxanne Epstein, and sons, Joseph Godwin and Jeffrey Godwin, and a proud grandfather of two. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Snellings Funeral Home, 5815 High Street West, Portsmouth, Va. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Khedive Temple, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/27/2007.
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   Again, our sincerest condolences are extended to the Godwin family and their friends at this difficult time.


 From Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald ('65) of VA - 06/20/07 - "RE:   Dickie Godwin":

Hi, Carol.

I just read about the loss of Dickie Godwin. When we were seniors, Dickie was my steady boyfriend. We went to the prom together. I remember going to Shoney's in his brother's Corvette. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.

Jeannie Collier Fitzgerald
Class of '65

   I'm so sorry, Jeannie.  Thank you.


 From Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA - 06/21/07 - "RE:   Dickie Godwin":

Hi Carol,

It is always sad to hear of someone dying that you know but when it is someone that you were close to or dated, it really hurts your heart! Dickie was so full of life and always there for you if you needed him. I haven't seen him since graduation, but I thought of him often and the fun we had in school and on our dates. We never know when our creator will call us home!! I feel so sorry for his family for their loss, but I feel that he is in a better place than we are now.

Thanks for lending an ear.

Shirley C. Williamson

   Thank you, Shirley.  I'm so sorry about Dickie. I have had that experience myself, and can testify that it is mightily upsetting.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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