Cleo Van Godfrey
September 26, 1925 – September 29, 2019
Cleo Vancel (Van) Godfrey, 94, of Little Rock, passed away September 29, 2019. He was born September 26, 1925 in Bearden, Arkansas, to the late Charles and Mable “Williams” Godfrey. Van graduated from Hampton High School in 1944. Graduated from Little Rock Junior College in 1957. He retired from Chicopee and Johnson and Johnson, in North Little Rock, after 37 years. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. Van was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and Razorback fan. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 52 years, Patricia Godfrey; daughter, Tina Godfrey; and 6 sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Godfrey; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to send a special thanks to his physicians, Dr. David Jones and Dr. Thomas Cain for keeping him healthy for so many years. The Staff at Briarwood Rehabilitation. His stockbroker, Carolyn Watson, for being such a great friend and financial advisor. And a very special thank you to all of his friends and members at Markham Street Baptist Church. Visitation will be held October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Funeral Home, 7401 Highway 5 North, Alexander, Arkansas, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas or Arkansas Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis. To sign the online guestbook go to www.pinecrestmemorialpark.com
- Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019
Cleo Van Godfrey
October 11, 2019
Mr. Godfrey dropped by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office one day. He read an article in the newspaper about our upcoming Great Strides walk and he was moved to make a donation in Tina's honor. It was truly our honor to get to know Mr. Godfrey and to hear stories about Tina and how she was the first poster child in Arkansas for the CF Foundation. I was glad to share how much progress has been in made in treatments, even though we still have much work to do. CF is a different disease today than when Tina suffered. We were so lucky to get to know Mr. Godfrey.
October 5, 2019
Kim, we are so sorry about the loss of your father. We are very pleased to have known him. He was certainly an inspiration the way he kept going!
Mike and Sue Brown
October 4, 2019
My prayers go out to you in your time of need and recovery of the loss of your dad. Call me if you need to talk.
October 3, 2019
It has been such an honor and blessing to get to know Van Godfrey in the past year. He always had a friendly greeting, a smile, and a positive outlook on facing the physical challenges brought on by life. He often told me the latest news of the day, and was an eager participant in life here, while being totally aware of a joyous life to come beyond this earth. My life has been enriched by knowing him.