Stanley “Sherwood” Godwin

Published 11:52 am Thursday, May 3, 2012

AHOSKIE – Stanley “Sherwood” Godwin, age 69, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

He was born January 23, 1943 in Ahoskie to the late Stanley Wilbert Godwin and Margaret Williams Godwin.  Sherwood was a great son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, farmer, and a successful business owner; but most of all a beloved friend.

Sherwood is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra Williford Godwin; sons, Stanley Sherwood Godwin Jr. and Mark William Godwin and wife, April; a daughter, Jeana Godwin Cowan and husband, Brad; a brother, Wallace Dale Godwin and wife, Julia; a sister, Geraldine Godwin Jones, widow of the late Bobby S. Jones; and grandchildren, Stanley Sherwood Godwin III, Sherwood Gray Godwin, Slade Godwin Cowan and Kaitlyn Jean Godwin, all of Ahoskie.  Also surviving are special friends Robert Price and Alta Blowe and family.

Sherwood was established as a successful business owner in the Ahoskie area, by carrying on his mother and father’s legacy of owning and operating Godwin’s Country Meats with his wife, Sandra.  As a result of his giving spirit and generous contributions to the annual fundraisers he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award given by the Ahoskie Rotary Club.  He was also a member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge number 141.

Sherwood was a very compassionate man, who possessed an undying love for his family and friends.  He was a giver who never turned down family, friends or a stranger that was in need.  He will always be remembered for his large heart and kindred spirit that will never be forgotten.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie.  A celebration of life service will be conducted, Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Greg Hurdle officiating.  Burial will follow at the Godwin Family cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ahoskie Rotary Club, P. O. Box 1054, Ahoskie NC 27910.