Richard Godwin

March 6, 1950 – January 2, 2022

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Richard Wayne Godwin, 71, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 6, 1950, to Jessie, Jr. and Rita Godwin. He was a 1968 graduate of Booneville High School. He worked for Frontier Communications for 43 years. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and enjoyed fishing, wood working, metal working, welding, genealogy and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 6, 2022, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Janice Godwin; four sons, Brad Godwin, Shane (Pamela) Godwin, Robin (Cynthia) Godwin and Shain Coleman; one daughter, Seana Coleman; two brothers, Ronnie (Mari) Godwin and Jesse (Stephanie) Godwin, III; one sister, Liane (James) Crowe; seven grandchildren, Erica Culver, Addison Godwin, Autumn Godwin, Destiny Godwin, Brooklyn Godwin, Gage Godwin and Seth Coleman; eight great-grandchildren, Ivia Grace, Adalinn, Avyn, Albani, Lynnox, Tesla, Delta and Eliza.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lynette Godwin; one brother, Randy Godwin; his grandparents, Ross and Caroline Rabalias Robinson and Jesse Sr. and Belvia Cunningham Godwin.

Pallbearers are Seth Coleman, Jarod Tull, Trevor Godwin, Brett Godwin, Addison Godwin and Hal Wright.

Honorary pallbearers are his co-workers at Frontier Communications.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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January 06, 2022

A Celebration of Life

January 06, 2022


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