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L.W. Godwin, Jr.

Benson, NC: Mr. L. W. Godwin, Jr., age 81, of 3818 Benson-Hardee Road died Saturday at his residence. Graveside Funeral Service will be 2:00-PM Thursday December 17, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Benson. Rev. Randy Beasley will officiate.             Mr. Godwin was born November 24, 1939 in Johnston County to the late L.W. Godwin Sr., and Versel Parrish Godwin.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie “Nell” Godwin, sisters, Faye Lovick and Sarah Bennett, and a brother, James “Bud” Godwin.  Mr. Godwin retired as a Captain with Raleigh Police Department and was also a US Army Veteran.             Surviving include his son, Greg Godwin and wife, Amanda of Benson; granddaughter, Catherine Wicker, sister, Vera Cotton and Loral Ammons; brother, R.L. Godwin; several nieces and nephews.             Mr. Godwin will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book 12:00PM-5:00PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.  The family will not be present during this time. In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.             In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be sent to Children’s Home Society of NC.  Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.

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A true leader at RPD...Gods grace to the family.Sincerely A.J. Ski

Tony Wisniewski Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Greg. L. W. was my mentor and friend. Nell was like a second mother. I feel blessed to have had both of them in my life. God bless you and your family. Benny Myatt

Benny Myatt Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Greg. L.W. was a great man and led us well at the RPD. Enjoyed many good times at your home with your parents.

Kyle and Kelley Wescoe Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Cpt GodwinCondolences to the family.We worked together for many years at RPD.HeHe will be missed.C D Hoggard (Sgt. Hog Ret. RPD)

Courtland D Hoggard Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the family. My Benson High School classmate class of 1959 and friend. Landis Barbour

Joel L. Barbour Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

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