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September 29, 1930 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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William (Bill) Godfrey peacefully met his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 28, 2023.
He was born in Lee County the son of Cicero L. Godfrey and Jennie Spivey Godfrey on September 29, 1930. William started driving a truck when he was 16 years old and was a long-haul trucker until his retirement at 80 years old. He received many safe driving awards. The last 25 years he drove for Schneider National and was awarded for over 3 million safe driving miles. He took pride in driving safely and being on time and was inducted into the Truckers Hall of Fame in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bill was a 33rd degree Mason and Shriner for over 50 years. He was a member of Miracle Baptist Church where he faithfully served until his health declined.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lois; daughter, Nancy; grandson, Billy D.; granddaughter, Regis and his brothers, Charlie, Fred, Jack, and Homer.
Bill is survived by his sons, Bill Godfrey, Jr. (Stacy), Godfrey Godfrey (Michelle); daughter, Karen Godfrey Criswell; brothers, Harvey (Jane) and Ike (Carol); sister, Betty Lou and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 11:00 am at Center United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Monzingo. No formal visitation is planned; however, you may come by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Monday, July 31, 2023, from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm to sign the register and pay your respect.