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Earl Leroy GodseyPassing: July 8, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, July 14th @ 10:30am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 13th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, July 14th @ 9:30am-10:30am


Kentucky Ridge Cemetery

Thursday, July 14th

SPRINGVILLE – Earl Leroy Godsey, 83, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 8, 1939, in Springville, he was the son of Hobert and Edith (Anderson) Godsey.  He married Mary Baker in 1960.

Earl graduated from Oolitic High School in 1956.  He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper.  Earl retired from General Motors after 30 years and was a member of the UAW Local 440.  He was a member of the Kentucky Ridge Baptist Church.  He loved fishing, deer hunting, and mushroom hunting.  Earl enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Godsey of Springville; children, Mark (Janet) Godsey of Avon, Scott (Cheryl) Godsey of Avon, and Kristi (Chad) Rayhill of Mitchell; grandchildren,      Jennifer Neill, Jill Copp, Erik Godsey, Morgan Martin, Garrett Godsey, Zachary Godsey, Heidi Staggs, Nicholas Rayhill, Jacey Workman, and Jori Workman; great-grandchildren, Kyron Copp, Karsyn Copp, Aliah Neill, Calvin Glynn, and Jack Henry Godsey, Jayven Workman, Nevaeh Workman, Ethan Pemberton, Skylar Workman, Yasmin Wesner, and Tanner Wesner; brother, James (Roseanna) Godsey of Springville; and daughter-in-law, Vickie Godsey.             

His parents; son, Randy Godsey; and siblings, Joyce Phillips, Paul Wayne Godsey, and Donnie Godsey preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Bob Phillips officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions:  Kentucky Ridge Cemetery Association

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15 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sharon McMurren | Ellettsville Indiana
    Date: July 14, 2022
    Oh Mary I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers. I have walked that road and I know how hard it is. My love and prayers to you and your family.
  2. Guest: Betty Joan McGlocklin | Owensburg, IN
    Date: July 14, 2022
    Mary, I am sorry this has happen, God will take care of him, he was such a nice man, Mikayla is very said to, she is so sick, prayers for you and all family, love you.
  3. Guest: Lucy and Dave Endris | Franklin, IN
    Date: July 13, 2022
    Scott and Family. We so sorry for your loss. May peace and strength be with you. God bless.
  4. Guest: Judith A Ikerd | Bedford
    Date: July 13, 2022
    so sorry about Leroy love you Jim and Roseanna
  5. Guest: Mike and Carolyn Robertson | Springville, Indiana
    Date: July 12, 2022
    One my first memories at Kentucky Ridge church was a fish fry. Earl had caught a large bunch of blue gills and we had a fish fry sooo good. He really enjoyed fishing. I’ll look forward to seeing him again.
  6. Guest: Teresa L Picou | Bedford Ind.
    Date: July 12, 2022
    Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lee & Teresa Picou
  7. Guest: Lowell Strunk | Orlando, Florida
    Date: July 11, 2022
    Our sincere condolences for the loss of Leroy from the Strunk family. He was a great friend and my best man when Karen and I got married in 1959. He will be missed by all! Our prayers go out to the family and friends. Tom and Sandy
  8. Guest: Jeff Rhoads & Sharon Deatrick | San Diego, CA
    Date: July 11, 2022
    Our deepest sympathies for your sudden loss of Leroy from all of us in the Rhoads family. Sophie shared a few stories with us and Leroy seemed to be a very kind man. Our hearts go out to all of the Godsey family during this difficult time. …Jeff and Sharon
  9. Guest: Grace Dames | Oakbrook Terrace IL
    Date: July 11, 2022
    Scott, Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Grace Dames, Human Resources Ascension IL
  10. Guest: Janna Phillips McArtor | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 11, 2022
    To all of Leroy's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
  11. Guest: Orville Harding | Jacksonville, FL
    Date: July 11, 2022
    Hi Scott, I'm very sorry for your loss and you have the sincere condolences of your Ascension AR CoE family. Prayers go out to you and your love ones in your time of loss.
  12. Guest: Bob & Mary Phillips | SPRINGVILLE
    Date: July 10, 2022
    Our sincerest condolences and prayers are for Mary and the family. Leroy was a life-long friend whom we loved and respected. Bob actually cried when he was told of the accident.
  13. Guest: Richard & Evelyn Robbins | Bedford
    Date: July 10, 2022
    Sorry to hear about your family's loss. Our prayers go out to you. Enjoyed working with him for several years.
  14. Guest: Tim & Teri Hamilton | Springville, IN
    Date: July 10, 2022
    Mary and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tim & Teri
  15. Guest: Mike and Denise Owen | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 10, 2022
    Sending up prayers for the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mike and Denise Owen