George W. GODWIN Jr. 1
- Born: 11 Nov 1921, New Cumberland, Hancock Co, WV 2
- Marriage (1): Jewell WICKHAM on 24 Jul 1941 in New Cumberland, Hancock Co, WV 1
- Died: 15 Jun 2008, Calcutta, Columbiana Co, OH at age 86 2
- Buried: Union Cem, New Manchester, Hancock Co, WV 2
1930 WV CENSUS, Hancock Co, New Cumberland town: George Godwin, Jr., 8, b. WV, parents b. OH. He was living with his parents, George & Sadie Godwin, and a sister.
U.S. WWII ARMY ENLISTMENT RECORDS, 1938-1946:
Name: George W Godwin Jr
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia
Enlistment Date: 19 Dec 1942
Enlistment State: Virginia
Enlistment City: Clarksburg West
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled transportation occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
OBIT: Morning Journal, Lisbon, OH: CALCUTTA - George W. "Bud" Godwin, Jr., 86, of Calcutta died at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in New Cumberland, W. Va., on Nov. 11, 1921, he was the son of the late George W. Godwin, Sr. and Sarah Godwin.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, and had retired from the former Crucible Steel Company after 36 years of service. A member of the American Legion Post #121 in Chester, he was also an avid NASCAR fan.
Surviving are two daughters, Lorrie Gagliardo and her husband, Bruce, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Shelby Glover and her husband, Mike, of Chester, W. Va., along with two sons. Jerry W. Godwin and his wife, Mickie, of Summerville, S. C., and William C. Godwin and his wife, Debbie, of Las Vegas, Nev. His companion, Hilda Rogers, also survives. There are six granddaughters, Stacey, Mellissa, Julie, Cindy, Penny and Diane, as well as nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his wife, Jewell Wickham Godwin, who died in 1978, and an infant daughter, Debbie Godwin, who died in 1967. There were also seven sisters who preceded him in death, Mary Ferguson, Virginia Clark, Blanche Blakeslee, Betty Bowersock, Ruth Thompson, Doris Godwin and Pearl Godwin.
Friends may call Wednesday evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. Private family services will be held at a later time. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, New Manchester, where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will conduct full military honors.
George married Jewell WICKHAM, daughter of Arthur Zinnie WICKHAM and Zella Fay BROWN, on 24 Jul 1941 in New Cumberland, Hancock Co, WV.1 (Jewell WICKHAM was born about 1923 in WV 3 and died in 1978 2.)