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Ralph Godwin

March 15, 1937 ~ November 28, 2021 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Ralph Godwin Obituary

Mr. Ralph Leon Godwin, 84, husband of Linda Shrieves Godwin and a resident of Bloxom, VA, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Born March 15, 1937 in Hallwood, VA, Ralph was the son of the late Norman James Godwin, Sr. and Ella Watson Godwin.  He worked at C&P Telephone Company for 20 years, followed by owning and operating both Metompkin Contracting and Godwin’s Plants and Produce.  His hard work ethic was evident throughout his life and obvious to all who knew him.

Ralph was a former trustee and deacon at Bethel Baptist Church in Bloxom, and had recently attended Drummondtown Baptist Church in Accomac, VA.  He was a longtime member of Onancock Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. #1766; an avid NASCAR fan who enjoyed attending races when possible; and served on the Board of Directors of Farm Bureau and the former Metompkin Bank & Trust Company.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Judy L. Godwin; his son Ralph L. Godwin, Jr.; and his sisters and brothers, Mary G. Young, Sarah G. Koss, Norman James Godwin, Jr., Gene E. Godwin, and William Godwin.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his son, Rodney L. Godwin and his wife Vanessa of Parksley, VA; his granddaughter, Sara L. Godwin; sister-in-law, Norma G. Godwin of Bloxom; step-children, Lisa Stover and her husband Kent, Mark Coulbourne and his wife Selina, and Jamie Coulbourne; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Goga, Hannah, Samantha, Sawyer, Whitney and Addison Coulbourne, and Brandy Pruitt; step-great-grandchildren, Rilynn and Levi; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverend Dr. David Denny officiating.  Interment will follow at the John W. Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville.  There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Drummondtown Baptist Church, P.O. Box 282, Accomac, VA  23301, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 (

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December 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

Funeral Service
December 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Williams-Parksley Funeral Home
25046 Parksley Road
Parksley, VA 23417

Interment following funeral service
December 3, 2021

John W. Taylor Cemetery
Temperanceville Road
Temperanceville, VA 23442


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Drummondtown Baptist Church
P.O. Box 282, Accomac VA 23301


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