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Leonard N. Godfrey

August 3, 1935 - June 9, 2014
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HICKORY---Leonard N. "Sonny" Godfrey, 78, passed away June 9, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.Leonard was born August 3, 1935 in Catawba Co. to the late Gus Donald Godfrey and Winnie Leonard Godfrey Elrod. Devoted to his grandchildren, Leonard was a patient teacher and mentor. " Paw" always had an endless pocket of M&M's. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and retired engineer from Centel Telephone Co. Leonard was a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Stephens Volunteer Fire Department. He also enjoyed machining and fabricating. He was a member of the Catawba Valley Carving Club and R/C Modelers Club and owner...
HICKORY---Leonard N. "Sonny" Godfrey, 78, passed away June 9, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.Leonard was born August 3, 1935 in Catawba Co. to the late Gus Donald Godfrey and Winnie Leonard Godfrey Elrod. Devoted to his grandchildren, Leonard was a patient teacher and mentor. " Paw" always had an endless pocket of M&M's. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and retired engineer from Centel Telephone Co. Leonard was a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Stephens Volunteer Fire Department. He also enjoyed machining and fabricating. He was a member of the Catawba Valley Carving Club and R/C Modelers Club and owner and operator of Signs by Sojo. Leonard was active for many years in the St. Stephens High School Athletic Boosters.Surviving are his wife, Joanne Houser Godfrey of the home; daughter, Cindy Weaver and husband, Kenneth, of Hickory; sons, Bruce Godfrey and wife, Leesa, of Hickory and Donald Godfrey and wife, Malinda, of Hickory; granddaughters, Stephanie Eddings and husband, Clinton, of Maiden, Shannon Weaver of Conover, Carson Godfrey of Hickory and Carly Godfrey of Hickory; grandsons, Benjamin Godfrey and wife, Samantha, of Conover, Brian Weaver and wife, Lauren, of Maiden, Dylan Godfrey of Hickory and Elijah Godfrey of Hickory; great- granddaughters, Daphne Eddings of Maiden, Jocelyn Eddings of Maiden and Taytum Godfrey of Conover; great- grandson, Jensen Weaver of Maiden; a special little sister and friend, Donna Maye of Hickory.Services will be Friday, June 13, 2014, at 2:00 P. M. at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd King officiating. Interment will follow in Catawba Memorial Park.The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 825 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., Hickory, N. C. 28602.Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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