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Donald Gene Godbey

August 17, 1936 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Donald Godbey Obituary

Donald Gene Godbey, of Liberty, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was 87.

Born August 17, 1936, in the Bethelridge community of Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Pleasant Wesley Godbey and Mary Ellen Sneed Godbey. Don retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force, having achieved the rank of Master Sergeant, serving in all seven major air commands as Superintendent Aircrew Life Support. He was proud to have served during Vietnam and was dedicated to his country. After retirement, Don enjoyed farming in Casey County. He was a hardworking farmer who thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors on his tractor that he truly believed was a bulldozer to improve his land. Don was a former Elder at Brush Creek Christian Church. He was a member of the Westside Christian Church. Don was a former dedicated poll worker in Casey County.

Survivors include his dear wife, Nancy McDonough Godbey, whom he married on June 13, 1959 at James Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Texas; son, Donald (and Tammie) Godbey II of Liberty; daughters, Donna (and Paul) Williams of Liberty and Linda (and Jim) Sabo of Campbellsville; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, who all also proudly served in the US military; and 5 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Westside Christian Church with Bro. Marty Shackleford officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethelridge Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00PM Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until 1:00PM at Westside Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be Donnie Godbey III, Thomas Williams, Austin Sabo, Andrew Dornbrook, Caden Wheatley, and Steve Spears.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Online guestbook and video tribute are available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home
752 Campbellsville St.
Liberty, KY 42539

Visitation
Wednesday
March 6, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Westside Christian Church

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Westside Christian Church

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