Cary Von Godwin


Cary Von Godwin, age 84, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2021. He was born January 29, 1937, to Little James and Irvie Arlene Godwin and married Faye Constance (Connie) Chason in 1961. They had been married for 60 years prior to Connie’s passing in March 2021.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Altha, FL and was a deacon for many years. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1958 as a radar technician with deployment to Japan and Korea and in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1963. Upon leaving military service, he worked with a contractor maintaining military radar systems.

After marriage, Cary continued his career working for the Great Northern Nekoosa Corporation maintaining the production control computer in a paper plant for over a decade. Cary finished his career with and retired from the Gulf Power Company with over two decades of service working as a lab technician in both the Sneads and Panama City plants.

Cary enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his eight grandchildren. After entering retirement, he enjoyed taking annual trips to the beach and the mountains (even when all eight grandchildren were there, as well).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie and two brothers, Harold E. Godwin and Willie James Godwin.

Cary is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Raymond Jerkins; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Peggy Chason; three children and their spouses, Kyle and Judy Godwin, Jonathan and Debbie Godwin, and Nancy and Jeff Moon; grandchildren and spouses, Jacob Godwin, Casey Godwin, and Matthew Godwin, Alex and Caitlin Godwin, Andrew Godwin, Kayla and Daniel Henao, Cheyenne Moon, and Chason Moon.

Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Altha First Baptist Church in Altha, Florida with Reverend Brandon Witt officiating. Interment will follow in New Shiloh Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Air Force. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home will be directing.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Called2Serve, Altha First Baptist Church, 15678 NW Chipola St., Altha, FL 32421. Called2Serve is a community-oriented ministry at Altha First Baptist Church which among other activities has assisted Seniors with home projects.

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