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Willie Dean Godwin, Sr.
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Willie Dean Godwin Sr.
Willie Godwin Sr. of Bivins, Texas, peacefully passes away at the age of 92. Willie was born in October 1924 on a farm in East Texas. He was a strong man who loved the farm, his family and our Lord, and he has left behind a solid legacy of faith, hard work, and family values. During his life, he only loved one woman, and together, over the course of a 71 year marriage, they built a life full of love and laughter with three beautiful children, ten grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Beatrice Godwin; parents, John Osburn and Cora Godwin; brother, Junior Godwin; and a granddaughter, Karen Godwin Manley.

Willie is survived by three children, Willie D. Godwin Jr. and wife Brenda Joyce, James E. Godwin, and Brenda K. Cross; grandchildren, Deidre Carroll and husband David, Kendra Anderson and husband Michael, Matt Adams and wife Tara, Melodie Hodges and husband Mike, Dennis Godwin and wife Kim, Mandi Holcomb and husband Joshua, Cory Cross and wife Darcy, Clint Cross, and Keri Johnson and husband Tim; great-grandchildren, Jacob Manley and wife Meghan, Hunter Godwin, Haylie Chesworth, Hayden Holcomb, Ashton Carroll, Jordan Carroll, Mitchell Anderson, Rian Maldonado, Thomas Hodges, Nate Hodges, Kile Adams, Hope Adams, Cason Cross, Cadence Cross, Casey Kole Cross, Henry Cross, and Ava Johnson.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Bethsaida “Y” Baptist Church, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service, with Bro. Lee Cross officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, August 7, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Hanner Funeral Service.

Interment will be in Huffines Cemetery.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hanner Funeral Service

103 West Main Street
Atlanta, Texas 75551





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bethsaida Baptist Church

Bethsaida Baptist Church
Atlanta, Texas 75551

Cemetery Details


Huffines Cemetery

6502 FM 251
Bivins, Texas 75555


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