Obituaries

Rickey Dean Godwin Sr.

Rickey Dean Godwin Sr. of Yellow Springs, formerly of Troy, died at his home on Thursday, March 4, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends.

Rick spent his adult life working in the asphalt and paving industry, where he made many lifelong friends. He also enjoyed throwing pots at John Bryan Community Pottery. Rick was a big man with a huge, loving heart.

Rick is survived by his wife, Heather Knoth, his son, Rickey Godwin Jr. and wife Kelsey, his daughter, Brandi Nulph, grandsons Hayden and Brody Godwin, and granddaughter Haylie Nulph, all of Troy. Also surviving are his parents, Dorothy and Jack Godwin of Troy, Harley and Carolyn Marcum of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Knoth of Yellow Springs.

Rick was blessed with many siblings who were an important part of his life. They include Chuck Potter and wife Eileen, Jack Godwin and wife Mary, Jeff Godwin and wife Cathy, Judie Godwin, and Jody Kennedy and husband Rick, all of Troy, Lewis Marcum and wife Deana, and Wayne Marcum of Point Pleasant, Marsha Marcum and Tammy Marcum of Nashville, Tenn., and Phillip Marcum and wife Wendy of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his brother-in-law David Knoth and wife Cathy, and Tim Knoth and wife Jenny, all of Springboro. He also leaves many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Rick.

Visitation was held Monday, March 8, at Jackson Lytle and Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Yellow Springs. Graveside services were conducted at Riverside Cemetery in Troy on Tuesday, March 9.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greene County Humane Society in Rick’s name.

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