David Paul Godsey, age 75, of Kingston

David Paul Godsey, age 75, of Kingston, passed away Friday, March 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1941 in Johnson City and has been a resident of Roane County since 1952 and was a 1959 graduate of Roane County High School. He also attended University of Tennessee where he studied engineering. He served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air National Guard. David was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Harriman where he served as a deacon for many years and enjoyed church work. He retired after 35 years, working at both X-10 & K-25 Plants, as a Lab Technician. He was also an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Master, Troop No. 3333 on Gallaher Road. David also enjoyed tractor work, farming and camping with his family as long as his health permitted. Preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert Leon & Margaret Beatrice Dunn Godsey.

SURVIVORS

Loving Wife of 53 years Norma Jean Keele Godsey of Kingston

Children Sabrina Burnworth & husband, Daryl of Kingston

Dewayne Godsey & wife, Rene of Kingston

Jason Godsey & wife, Stacie of Kingston

David Godsey of Crossville

Grandchildren Danielle, Isaac, Melissa, Duran, Casey, Hannah, Josh, Samuel, Daniel, Landan

Great-grandchidren Madisson, Josiah, Seth Aiden

Brothers James Leon Godsey & wife, Barbara of Hampton

John Godsey & wife, Beverly of Murfreesboro

Brothers-in-law Douglas Ray Keele & wife, Rainy of Westford, MA

Kenneth Dean Keele & wife, Gloria of Littleton, MA

Bill Keele & wife, Beverly of Springdale, AR

Several extended family members and a host of dear friends

The family wishes to thank Amedisys Home Health Care, and Caris of Lenoir City for all their care and support during his illness.

The family will receive friends 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Friday, March 31, 2017 at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1:30 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Bill Keele & Pastor Tim McMichael officiating, Graveside service will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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