The Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin Jr., 89, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in St. Joseph's Hospital NCF in Buckhannon.
He was born Aug. 17, 1923, at Elkins, a son of the late Charles A. and Blanche Wilmoth Godwin.
On March 6, 1945, he married Wilda Moore, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Sharon Carr and husband Bob of Buckhannon; five sons, Rodney Godwin and wife, Barbara, David Godwin and wife, Jane, all of Buckhannon, John Godwin and wife, Kim, of Morgantown, Greg Godwin and wife, Lisa, of Athens and Jeff Godwin and wife, Diane, of Buckhannon; seven grandsons, Kenneth and Robert Carr, Graham, Donovan, Jon Richard and Charles Wesley, Jordan and Ryan Godwin; eight granddaughters, Patricia Holley, Trisha Citrone, Lindsey Moehle, Natalie Eitel, Jocelyn Peters, Lauren, Susie and Emily Godwin; five great-grandsons, Eugene, Tyler, Adam, Matthew and Michael; and five great-granddaughters, Sierra, Francesca, Genevieve, Audrey and Eliana.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Adam Godwin and Dana Carr; one granddaughter, Margaret Ellen Godwin; and one sister, Alphon Conner.
The Rev. Dr. Godwin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received an academic Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1949; M. Div. Garrett 1951; DD, WVWC (where he was a trustee for 32 years) in 1965; (Service): Canaan Circuit 1946; Bishop Hill (Illinois) 1947; Associate First, Clarksburg 1951; Moorefield 1955; St. Paul's, Oakland 1958; Parkersburg district superintendent 1961; First, Buckhannon 1965; Bland Street 1977; St. Mark's, Charleston 1982; retired in 1989. After retirement, he worked at Glenwood Park United Methodist Home, Hospice Care Corp. and St. Joseph's Hospital. The Boy Scouts of America awarded him the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service. He was a member of Buckhannon Rotary Club and Franklin Lodge 7 AF & AM and other various organizations.
Friends will be received Friday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charles Godwin Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.