Obituaries May 6: Godwin, Kupferman

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 09:03 AM.

Floyd Earl Godwin

Earl Godwin of Freeport, Fla., passed away early May 5, 2014.  With the Joy of Life with him and the pleasure of meeting up with his wife of 70 years, he left 93 years of joy to a lot of people who knew him. 

Erk, Earl, Mr. Earl or Mr. Godwin will always be fondly remembered around Freeport for his kindness and generosity and more remembered as Dad to us. Dad was a great supporter of our family. He worked hard as a boat captain in the USA and overseas, civil service and entrepreneur in the fishing business. Owning his fish market fulfilled a life long dream. He enjoyed his life to the end making the best of God’s plan. 

His children, Angela Creagle and husband Jim, Hubert Earl “Buddy” Godwin and Larry Godwin and life partner Patrick Marshall survive him.

Grandchildren are Joey Spivey and wife Susan; Chip Godwin and wife Tracy; Casey Godwin; Chris Godwin; Paige Ward and husband Sonny and Jimmy Creagle and wife Jenna.

Great-grandchildren are John Spivey; Caymon and Callie Godwin; David Godwin; Dixie and Kenneth Geralds and Alysia Creagle.

Also surviving is his brother, Benny Godwin, and wife Maggie; sister, Inez Roth; in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all who cared for him.  

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