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Billy Edward Godfrey

December 27, 1941 — December 19, 2023

Corryton

Billy Edward Godfrey of Corryton, Tennessee went home to be united with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. A faithful member of Clear Springs Baptist Church, he exemplified a life rooted in trust in the mercy of the Almighty. Bill was the Founder of Godfrey Glass Company and upon his retirement endowed the company to his son and son-in-law.

 

As his family grieves, they find solace in the words of the Bible: “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Bill, a man of no education but profound wisdom, enriched our lives in ways that surpass any formal learning. He was a beacon of love, teaching us to embrace life, treasure family, and always leave people smiling. His lessons extended to grieving with grace, serving with passion, and unconditionally giving without thought, reminding us that bragging about grandchildren is not just acceptable but a joyous privilege.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lillian Loy, his loving wife Jean Godfrey, son Little Bill, and granddaughter Angel. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Bobbie & Chris Wyatt; and son and daughter-in-law Kenny & Mia Godfrey. His beloved grandchildren Tara (Jeremy) Kidwell, Holten (Alyssa) Wyatt, Alli (Jonah) Goddard, and Isaac Godfrey; and the joy of his life, his great-grandson Wyatt Kidwell.

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2023, the family will gather at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa at 11:00am for a graveside service. They will receive friends and family on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, at Clear Springs Baptist Church in Corryton. A Worship Service to celebrate Bill’s life will begin at 7:00pm with Rev. Justin Pratt and Dr. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Pallbearers will be Hunter Johnston and Bill’s grandsons Holten, Jeremy, Jonah, Isaac, and Wyatt.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be given to the Clear Springs Baptist Church Building Fund at 7350 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721. Mynatt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701

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Visitation

Thursday, December 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Clear Springs Baptist Church

7350 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Clear Springs Baptist Church

7350 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721

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