Dorval J. 'Dee' Godfrey 82, of Greenbrier, Arkansas went to be with our Lord Friday, November 11, 2011. He was born April 6, 1929 in Rupert, Arkansas to the late Lolan and Zola (Hefner) Godfrey.
He graduated from Scotland High School but was always out to learn more skills by attending Community Colleges. He was a man who did what he needed to do to support his family. His accomplishments went well beyond his beginning at the Shoe Factory in Conway. He always brought forth new and inventive ideas that would improve productivity for the employees that he was supervising at the time. His employment during the years affored him the opportunity to travel to other countries. at the age of 51 he started his own company. He retired as a business owner.
He found joy in music. There were few stringed instruments he could not master. His instruments of choice were the mandolin and guitar. He played music as a hobby as well as for enjoyment for others at places like the 'Ozark Folk Center', 'Six Flags Over Texas', and just wherever he happen to be at the time. Some of his favorite times were while Living in Mountain View he would go up to the town square and play several times daily. His music of choice was Bluegrass, old country and gospel.
He is survived by his wife, Eldora (Hoyle) Godfrey, daughter, Eudora Godfrey Wise of Greenbrier, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Greg Cook of Loganville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Rose Godfrey of Greenbrier, AR; five grandchildren, Angela Burgess, Christie Kaye, Clint Cook, Casie Cook, and Carie Cook, five great grandchildren, Jessica Reed, Ashley Murie, Justin Bridges, Landen Kaye, Cale Cook, brothers Ray Godfrey and David Godfrey, sisters Betty Emerson, Eulaine Blumenthal and Sue Pack.
Pallbearers: Greg Cook, David Godfrey, Jr., David Godfrey, Sr., Grady Emerson, James Pack, and Randy Palmer.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Monday, November 14, 2011 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel Clinton, Arkansas.
Funeral Service will be 2:30pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Friendship Baptist Church Rupert, Arkansas with Lyle Koone officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery Rupert, Arkansas.
Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller Mc-Nutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas.