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Clarence George Godby Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1934 - 2020

Clarence George GodbyClarence George Godby, son of the late James A. and Grace D. (Benford) Godby was born on November 12, 1934 in Barboursville, WV. He died Friday, July 31, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Carolyn A. Godby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Odessa Sackett, one brother, Jim D. Godby, two grandsons, Curtis Andrew Knotts and Christopher Godby. George was a member of Union Baptist Church for over 63 years where he served as deacon, choir director and Sunday School teacher. He was also active in the men's activities and served as a delegate to the WV Baptist Convention at the associational and state level. As members of the Paw Taw Square Dance Club, he and Carolyn attended several state and national square dance conventions and enjoyed telling many stories about pulling their camper across the US to participate in these conventions. George was also a member of the Cabell-Wayne Beekeepers Association and enjoyed keeping bees for many years. He joined the West Hamlin Hilltoppers 4-H Club while young and was instrumental in bringing his children and grandchildren into 4-H. He worked for CSX Railroad retiring with 42 years of service. He was a brakeman, Conductor and Yardmaster on the Huntington Division, and was a member of the United Transportation Union and Yardmasters of America. In addition to his wife, George is survived by five children, two sons, Steven (Jackie) Godby and Todd (Angie) Godby, three daughters, Jeannie (Robert) Knotts, Kaylene Godby, LeAnn (Craig) Presar. George is survived by two grandsons, Nathan Godby and Charlie Presar; six granddaughters, Brandi (Josh) Skinner, Alaina (Michael) Roane, Tessa (Jared) Quesenberry, Marla (Chad) Snoddy, Samantha (Lucas) Willis and Meg Presar. George leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, Samuel, Natalie, Sydney Jo, Evelyn, Carolyn, Isabella and Paisley. Additional survivors include one sister, Margaret "Peggy” (Jim) Rigsby and one brother, John Godby, two sisters-in-law, Helena Lusher and Jenny Godby, one aunt, Ramona Godby Adkins, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Rev. Gordan W. Knight and Rev. Todd Godby. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church, 1295 James River Turnpike Road, Milton, WV, 25541. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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There are currently 14 condolences.

Jennifer & Greg Bowling
Monday August 3, 2020 at 10:37 AM

We have been and will continue praying for the Godby family. This sweet man will be greatly missed, but Heaven is definitely more fun with him there.
Sharlette and Jerry Abel
Monday August 3, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Leann and family: We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Janet Jones
Monday August 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

RIP Uncle George many child memories riding motorcycle with you in your backyard and cook outs tell Mom I love her heaven as another awesome Angel prayers for family
Harshbarger Family
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 8:04 PM

We send our deepest sympathy to the family with our love and thoughts that are with you! May God comfort you during this difficult time. Love and prayers!! Tom, Deborah, Mike (Rana), David, Derek, and Carrie
Linda (Davidson) Gullakson
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 6:58 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to your family in the passing of George. Your family has always been so special to ours, and George was such a kind man.
Olive Smith
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 4:31 PM

Carolyn and family, so sorry to hear of Georges passing. He was a great man of GOD. He just went home.Love to all. Ott and Ronnie.
Larry and Brenda Brewer
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 12:57 PM

our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family ?? ??
Jorge Atiles
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Dear Craig and family. On behalf of the WVU Extension Service, we join you in your sorrow for the loss of Mr. Godby. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the memories of all the wonderful thing he did and his legacy. Most Respectfully, Jorge Atiles, Dean of WVU Extension Service.
Sharon Murrell givler
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 5:58 PM

My condolences I knew him from Union Baptist church years ago. God bless!
Teressa McCallister
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 5:15 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences go out to your family
Michele Hale
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Mr. Godby was so much fun especially driving 4-Hers to Jackson’s Mill in the back of his truck. You were blessed with such a wonderful man who was such a great role model for so many of us. God bless you during this time. Michele????????
Cathy and Jeff Orndorff
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM

We are so, sorry sad to hear the news of your Dad's passing. He and your Mom raised an outstanding family whose love for one another and the rest of the world is shown by their acts of kindness and giving to others. Our hearts are broken along with you and you know we are here for you as you go through this journey of losing a parent. I wish we could drive down and be with you but with all that is going on, please feel our prayers and love for you in these words. You are the best family full of life and laugher and love for one another. I always enjoyed seeing the pictures of your Mom and Dad square dancing and kicking up their heels. The stories of the the apple butter cooking and the many family traditions of singing together are such wonderful, tender moments. We love you and please know we are there with you as you honor your Dad. Love, Cathy and Jeff Orndorff
Susan Marie Wagoner
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 2:04 PM

I’m so very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a remarkable man. Keeping your Mom and entire family in my prayers.????
Veronica Alford
Saturday August 1, 2020 at 11:57 AM

I am sorry to hear about his passing I remember when we were living there that the Milton Hilltoppers 4-H Carylon and George. They were Great People.

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