Mr. Sherman B. "Bob" Godsey, age 70, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on September 29, 1942, in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of the late, Sherman & Laura (Barnett) Godsey. He was raised in Hazard, Kentucky until he moved to Switzerland County, where he was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. Bob was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on December 27, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio, rising to the rank of Corporal, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Two Stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Navy Commendation Medal & Rifle Expert Badge. He was honorable discharged on December 26, 1969 from the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Bob was united in marriage on December 1, 1991, in Williamstown, Kentucky, to the late, Brenda Kay (Konkle) Hart. Bob & Brenda shared nearly 21 years of marriage together until her death on March 9, 2012. Bob retired as a Maintenance & Grounds Keeper in 1995 from the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, Indiana. He was employed for several years at Randall Textron Incorporated in Vevay, Indiana & was employed in security at Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky, from 2002-2011. Bob was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the National Rifle Association. He resided in Moorefield, Indiana, since 1991. Bob will be remembered for his love of shooting guns & raising tobacco. Bob died at 12:23 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his residence in Moorefield, Indiana.
Bob will be missed by his daughters: Tracey Getz of Vevay, IN, Kelley Godsey of Madison, IN, Amy Godsey of Madison, IN; his son: Travis Reed & his wife: Katie of Moorefield, IN; his 7-grandchildren: Krystal Gravely & her husband: Richard, Ashley Adams & her husband: Joey, Derek, Danny, Anthony, Trevor & Trey; his sisters: Blanch Gillis of Cross Plains, IN, Jesse Haney of Vevay, IN, Betty Young of Vevay, IN, Jan Schwallie of Cincinnati, OH & Mary Kroft of Morning View, KY; his brother: Bill Godsey of North Vernon, IN; his several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Sherman & Laura (Barnett) Godsey; his wife: Brenda Kay (Konkle) Hart Godsey; his sisters: Reda Bush, Jean Godsey, Marie Shoemaker & Hazel Chilton; his brother: Jimmie Roger Godsey.
Full military rites will be conducted at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
Friends may call 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.