Eugene P. “Pete” Godfrey Jr.

Published 10:41 pm Friday, November 1, 2013

Mr. Eugene P. “Pete” Godfrey Jr., 90, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in a Bay Minette hospital.

Mr. Godfrey was born in Cochran, Ga., and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1979, coming from Warner Robins, Ga. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a retired civil servant. While living in Warner Robins, he served with the fire and rescue squad. After moving to Brewton, he helped organize the McCall Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Shady Grove Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Godfrey, and a grandson, Jacob Long.

He is survived by his wife of more than 24 years, Mrs. Mary Nell Godfrey of Brewton; a daughter, Tracy G. (Dale) Long of Pensacola, Fla.; stepsons, Christopher Lee (Janet) Byrd of Brewton and James R. Byrd of Pensacola, Fla.; stepdaughter, Gwen (Buddy) O’Bannon of Brewton; grandchildren, Melissa Godfrey, Jason Godfrey and Brianna Long; step-grandchildren, Joey (Sharmon) O’Bannon, Carrie (Matt) Lambeth, Brandon Byrd and Christopher Byrd; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Craver’s Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Craver’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Turner and speaker Charles Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shady Grove Holiness Church at 4451 Foshee Road, Brewton, AL 36426.