Gaylord W. Godsby, age 69, of Mena, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.
He was born August 29, 1948 in Muse, Oklahoma to the late Roy Godsby and the late Lola Simmons Godsby. He was united in marriage to Glenda Wilcox Godsby, his wife of 25 years. Mr. Godsby was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and ride horses. He actually enjoyed riding his lawn mower, anything to be outdoors. Most of all, he dearly loved his family and enjoyed the time spent with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Glenda Godsby of Mena, Arkansas. His sons Jeremy Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma; Gene McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas. Daughter Kelley Thain and husband Michael of Antlers, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Shancye Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma; Kammye Thain of Antlers, Oklahoma; Austin McEntire of Mena, Arkansas; Dalton McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas; Ailiyah McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas. Sisters Shirley Kilpatrick of Canadian, Oklahoma.
A host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lola Godsby, brothers Clifton, Efton, Dale, Kenneth, and Billy, sister Beatrice Lawrence and ImoGean Elrod.
Graveside service will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lenox Cemetery in Lenox, Oklahoma with Virginia Meyer officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Family and friends visitation will be Friday, July 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.