Lonnie Benton Godwin, Jr

May 7, 1926 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 93)

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Mr. Lonnie Benton Godwin, Jr, age 93, of Wingate, NC, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living Monroe Square. 

Funeral Services for Junior will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 17, 2019,  in the Davis Chapel, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC, 28112. Interment including military honors will follow at Faulks Baptist Church Cemetery.  Prior to the funeral service, the family will receive friends between 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, in the Dogwood Room of Davis Funeral Service. 

Junior was born May 7, 1926, in Union County, NC, a son of the late Lonnie Benton Godwin and Carrie Brewer Godwin. Junior served our country through his service to the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  After his time in the military, Junior returned to Union County to open a country store, and later on a furniture store. Also, Junior protected the citizens of the county he was raised in and loved as a deputy sheriff. After 22 years of dedicated service, Junior retired from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Junior is survived by his wife of 67 and ½ years, Dorothy Davis Godwin of Wingate, NC. Survivors also include a daughter, Sherry Fonvielle (Wayne) of Durham, NC, a daughter, Sandra Webb (Ed) of Apex, NC, a son, Kevin Godwin of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, four grandchildren; Caroline Hipple (Josh), William Fonvielle, Evan Webb, and Benjamin Webb, as well as one great-grandchild, Georgia Hipple.

Although flowers are appreciated, the family requests that memorials be made to GracePointe Baptist Church P.O. Box 238 Marshville, NC, 28013, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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July 17, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Dogwood Room of Davis Funeral Svc (East Franklin Street, NC)

Funeral Service
July 17, 2019

2:00 PM
East Franklin Street, Davis Chapel, NC

July 17, 2019

3:30 PM
Faulks Baptist Church Cemetery
2234 Faulks Church Road
Marshville, NC 28103

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