Garland Lee Godfrey Sr., 86, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
Garland was born in Powers Point, North Carolina, son of the late Jack Glenn Godfrey and Pearl Godfrey.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean Gee Godfrey; son, Jack Glenn Godfrey of Virginia Beach; daughter, Linda Godfrey of Waynesboro; wonderful daughter-in-law, Debbie Godfrey; and numerous beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Garland graciously served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also worked for the City of Norfolk (garage) for 38 years, making loving friends along the way. Garland had an amazing church family at London Bridge Baptist Church throughout his years. Garland was an exceptionally strong man, devoted husband, compassionate father and incredible grandfather and great-grandfather.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at London Bridge Baptist Church. Burial will be held in Princess Anne Memorial Park.
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