Ronald C. Godfrey

December 16, 1922June 23, 2020

Ronald C. Godfrey, 97, of Huntersville, formerly of Charlotte, passed away June 23, 2020. Born December 16, 1922 in Charlotte, he was the son of Preston Comer and Dovie Inez (Sloan) Godfrey. A 1940 graduate of Harding High School, Ron was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a crew chief and a gunnery pilot. During this time, he survived three plane crashes. Ron was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church for 80 years where he served on numerous auxiliaries, including Church of the Board of Deacons and the Samaritan’s Club. For 18 years until his passing, he attended Westport Baptist Church. When he was 8 years old, Ron began working at PC Godfrey Inc. where he eventually served as Chairman of the Board until a few weeks before his passing. An avid hunter, Ron also enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, and swimming. He hunted in numerous countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Canada, and the United States. Unbeknownst to many, Ron was a dedicated philanthropist who gave generous donations to many people in his life. From strangers to family, he provided care financially and otherwise. Survivors include his daughters, Penny Godfrey and Shay Godfrey Belton; grandchildren, Amber Withers, Cory Withers, Rachel Withers, Kristin (Nick) Stewart-Stutts, and Cole Belton; great-grandchildren, Fiona Wooten, Carmen Wooten, Blake Stewart; siblings, Audrey Jackson, Melva Greene, Myers Godfrey, Armine Hendrix, Joyce Blue, and Joann Belton; longtime business associates, C.B. and Vickie Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, June Overcash Godfrey and Elizabeth H. Godfrey, and a brother, Norris Godfrey. Funeral Service 1 p.m. Saturday June 27, 2020 at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 1601 Toddville Rd, Charlotte, NC. Visitation 12 p.m. until time of service at the church. Entombment in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Doctors Without Borders or Samaritan’s Purse. Online condolences may be submitted at


  • Preston Comer & Dovie Inez (Sloan) Godfrey, Parents (deceased)
  • June Overcash Godfrey, Wife (deceased)
  • Elizabeth H. Godfrey, Wife (deceased)
  • Penny Godfrey, Daughter
  • Shay Godfrey Belton, Daughter
  • Amber Withers, Granddaughter
  • Cory Withers, Grandson
  • Rachel Withers, Granddaughter
  • Kristin (Nick) Stewart-Stutts, Granddaughter
  • Cole Belton, Grandson
  • Fiona Wooten, Great Grandchild
  • Carmen Wooten, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Stewart, Great Grandchild
  • Audrey Jackson, Sister
  • Melva Greene, Sister
  • Myers Godfrey, Brother
  • Armine Hendrix, Sister
  • Joyce Blue, Sister
  • Joann Belton, Sister
  • Norris Godfrey, Brother (deceased)

  • Doctors Without Borders USA
  • Samaritan’s Purse


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Ronald C. Godfrey

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Shay Belton

June 28, 2020

Popie was the best Dad I could have ever asked for! I strived to never disappoint him! If I could have made him myself I couldn't a better job than God did! He was so loving, caring and compassionate! He took care of his family, his sister's, and many other's! It was my privilege to have him back at home with me the last 4 years and to care for him (as much as he would let me) during his last few month's!
The children of Amber at Nikki's Restaurant, Ava and Dimitri brought him great joy in his later year's. Dimitri would run to the door yelling Mr. Godfrey's home and would help him stir his coffee. Amber always made sure he ate a good breakfast! He will be greatly missed by me and his many dear friends and employees!

With all my love, Shay

Matthew Morrison

June 26, 2020

Ronald will be missed by all who knew him.
When he met my parents, he was very generous with his time and made them feel welcome.
Love & Prayers to all who precede him, to live Forever, with God our Father.

Carol Ward

June 24, 2020

Ronald was such a good man, had a great personality, and was always smiling. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will surely be missed by his family and friends. He was a great brother in law.
Love, Carol