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Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr.

Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr.

Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr.

Mr. Herbert C. Godfrey, Jr., age 82, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Tracy Godfrey. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Randall "Randy" and Marcia Godfrey, Johns Creek, GA and Richard D. "Rick" and Christina Godfrey, Buford, GA; daughter, Judith L. "Judy" Godfrey, Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Scott and Georgia Godfrey, Meredith Godfrey, Jessica Godfrey Rawlings and husband, Reed Rawlings, Kayli Smith, Mitzi Briggs, Jami Smith and Rick and Alicia Godfrey; four great grandchildren, Madison Smith, Robbie Briggs, Riley Briggs and Kaden Smith-Rozelle; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie and Forest Riddell, Redlands, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Godfrey was born April 29, 1929 in Hale, TX. He was a 1947 graduate of Plainview High School in Plainview, TX, attended Abilene Christian College, and was a 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. During his career, he managed six airports including, Galveston, TX, San Diego, CA, Tampa, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL and Jacksonville, FL where he retired. He also worked with United Airlines for fifteen years. His hobbies were woodworking, hunting, fishing and photography. He was a member of the Buford Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Buford Church of Christ and with remains placed in state at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.