Robert Owen Godfrey, age 90 of Perry, passed away on Thursday March 12, 2020 at Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Robert was born on April 29, 1929, the son of Cleo and Helen (Pitt) Godfrey in Antrim Township. He graduated from Morrice High School in the class of 1947 where he was the Valedictorian of his class. On April 30, 1948 he married Donna Jean Hanes in Perry. On their anniversary this year they would have celebrated 72 years of marriage. Robert was a true farmer who respected the land and wildlife around him. He loved the soil and was respectful to what it could produce and supply. He also loved raising hogs, hunting and fishing, but above all else it was his family.
Robert is survived by his wife, Donna, children; Roberta (William) Decker of Bancroft, Deborah (Jerry) Gutting of Morrice, Rebecca (Thomas) Davis of Corunna, David (Michelle) Godfrey of Morrice and Rachelle (Kerry) Zaremba of Grand Blanc, 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, brothers Huey Godfrey of Morrice and Richard Godfrey of Bancroft, his sister Anita Bowen of Holt, MI. Many nieces and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Gordon. Memorials are suggested to Hospice House of Shiawassee County or Morrice United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3-6 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home in Perry. On Monday there will be a private family funeral for his children and grandchildren at 1:00 PM. Pastor John Walworth will officiate with burial to follow at Looking Glass River Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com