It is with sadness we mourn the passing of our beloved brother William Lee “Bill”
Godfrey died on May 11, 2023. He was born to the late WTW (Bill) and Louise
Brooks Godfrey on March 20, 1941, in Grantsville WV.
He grew up on a farm with his six sisters. He worked on the farm and attended
Calhoun County High School where he enjoyed playing football. After his
graduation in 1959, he joined the Airforce. He served four years, with some of
that time in Germany. Upon his return, he moved to Parkersburg, where he was
employed by CSX Railroad until his retirement.
Bill loved car racing, often traveling to Charlotte, NC Motor Speedway and the
Daytona 500 in Florida. He had a timeshare in Canaan WV where he went skiing
every winter, often taking family or friends. He had a group of friends that
became his second family, enjoying their company and playing cards.
He loved his cars and kept them in pristine condition. His last adventure was
remodeling his home. The one thing he would not miss was the annual Calhoun
County High School All Class Reunion, talking to everyone young or old.
He was a good brother to us and had many, many friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and two sisters, Rose Croft and Jean
Youngberg. He is survived by sisters Nina McCartney, Luella Moore, Sharon Smith,
Frances Adwell and a half-sister Tiffany Goff along with many nieces and
No public service will be held. Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV, has been entrusted with assisting the Godfrey family with the final arrangements of Mr. Godfre