Roy Dowling ‘Buddy’ Godwin

August 16, 2023

Roy Dowling “Buddy” Godwin, age 88, of Oak Grove, FL passed away on August 11, 2023.

He was born on December 3, 1934 in Oak Grove, FL to Edgar Clayton and Bertie LeonaGodwin. Buddy was a graduate of Ernest Ward Class of 1952 and served in the United States Air Force. He was a retired electrician with Champion and a lifetime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was the overseer of Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery and the Oak Grove Community Center. Buddy was known as one of the Oak Grove Historians and was a leader of the Oak Grove 4-H Club. He enjoyed farming and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Bobbie June Ward Godwin, his son, Dwight Godwin, and his siblings, Armontine “Tina” Biggs, Julian William Godwin and his infant sister, Mary Evelyn Godwin.

He is survived by his wife Marvette Pullen Godwin; his sons: Doug (Vicki) Godwin of OakGrove, FL, Lamar (René) Godwin of Oak Grove, FL, Ryan (Crystal) Godwin of Oak Grove, FL and Mark (Lois) Dean of Oak Grove, FL; his daughter-in-law, Judy Godwin, his sisters, Joyce Fore of Robinsonville, AL and Betty Ann (Donald) Dennis of Oak Grove, FL; his eighteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Albritton and Bro. Dennis Terry officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oak Grove, FL.

Active pallbearers will be Jepp Godwin, William Plato, Doug Godwin, Jr., Brandon Dean, Trevor Dean, Justin Godwin and Jake Godwin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Judevine, Danny Fuller, Bobby Mason, Jim Hual, Don Wilson, Don Dennis, Dudley Harrison and Doug Hagar.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Attn. Jackie Darby, 4350
Gobbler Road, Century, FL 32535.


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