Wednesday, February 9, 2022

" . . .even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."

Jack H. Godley of Graham, NC died peacefully on February 4, 2022 surrounded by his family at the age of 92. He was born March 12, 1929 in Wilmington, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1957 with a degree in Industrial Relations. While in school, Jack was active in multiple areas, including the Men’s Glee Club, the Baptist Student Union, and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.

During the Korean War, Jack applied his mathematical talents for four years in the Air Force as a Radar Instructor until his honorary discharge in 1952 as a Staff Sergeant.

Jack and his wife Vera settled in Carrboro, NC and raised five children while he worked for the University of North Carolina. After 20 years, he retired from the University of North Carolina and continued his career with Bell South, retiring in 1994.

Jack was a long-time member, deacon, and trustee of Calvary Baptist Church in Carrboro, NC and he unwaveringly lived sacrificially for his Savior and his family.

He is predeceased by his parents William Larry and Lee Clory Meares Godley and survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera Houston Godley; his five children, Princess (Aaron) Smith, Mark (Mary) Godley, Vera Andrews, Tim (Aimee) Rosewall-Godley, and Becky Suiter; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Betty Croom; and several nieces and nephews he loved dearly.

Funeral services were held.... in Graham, NC......


(I wrote in 2019.....


  1. So sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man and I'm glad you had so many blessed years with him. Hugs.

  2. Sending much sympathy and prayers to you and your family for your loss.
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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Just want you to know.

  4. Dear Vera, I am very sorry for your family’s loss.

  5. Vera, I am so sorry for you loss. (((HUGS)))

  6. Dear Vera, So sorry that you had to say an earthly goodbye to your wonderful beloved Jack. May you feel God's arms of love, comfort and peace wrapped around you in the days ahead.

  7. So sorry for your loss Vera. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Vera. My prayers go up for you and your family.

  9. Vera, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband. My prayers are with you and your family.

  10. So sorry for your loss, he sounds like a wonderful man.


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