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Junior “Doc” Godbey

August 20, 1929 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 90)


Junior “Doc” Godbey, of Waynesville, Ohio, formerly of Liberty, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Ohio Living Quaker Heights. He was 90 years of age.

Born on August 20, 1929, in Lincoln County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Virgil M. and Sylvia Pittman Godbey. Junior was a truck driver, farmer, and a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was very musically talented and loved playing his guitar. Junior was a Mason, Shriner, and a member of the NRA.

Survivors include one son, Virgil Timothy (Lori) Godbey of Lebanon, Ohio; three daughters, Gloria June (Butch) Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Evelyn Elaine Newell of Amelia, Ohio, and Dallas Ada McNay of Bethel, Ohio; one son-in-law, James Fair; two sisters, Maurine Means and Fonneal Means; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Ruth Satterfield Godbey, who passed away on August 29, 2003; one daughter, Barbara Ann Fair; and three brothers, Virtreas Godbey, Verlis Godbey, and Franklin Godbey.

Funeral services are 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Rich Hill Christian Church with Brother Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Rich Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 7:30 P.M.

Junior’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook and video tribute available at

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February 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
February 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Rich Hill Christian Church
Iven Godbey Road
Liberty, KY 42539

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