OBITUARY

Ernest "Boscoe" R. Godfrey Jr.

July 18, 1953June 6, 2015

Ernest R. (Boscoe) Godfrey Jr., 61, of Birmingham, AL, departed this life Saturday, June 6, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Marguerite Godfrey. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Vicki; his children, Graham and Brigham; and his sisters, Jan Struebing and Christa Warden. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 13 at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209. A reception will follow at the same location.

Known to everyone as Boscoe, he was born July 18, 1953 in Rogers, Arkansas where he grew up. He was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed basketball, and was the Senior Class President at Rogers High School where he graduated in 1971.He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at The University of Arkansas at Fayettteville. Boscoe graduated from The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in 1979. During his career Boscoe maintained management positions with Owen Healthcare, Principle Pharmacy Group, and Comprehensive Pharmacy Services for the past 34 years. His final position was Divisional Vice President at CPS serving as a leader and mentor to his colleagues.

Boscoe was a man of many interest and talents; he was a true Renaissance man. He was an avid marksman, firearms enthusiast, and skilled gardener. He spent many of his weekends at one of the various gun clubs of which he was a member, competing or just shooting for fun. His most recently acquired interest was running in 5Ks for different charities on Saturday mornings. He was running in the “Know More Orphans Five K” benefiting Altar84 in his final moments. Boscoe’s most cherished pastime however, was spending time with his family.

The World lost a great man last Saturday, but his memory will live on in so many ways. In lieu of flowers, we believe Boscoe would have appreciated memorial gifts be made to the E. Boscoe Godfrey Memorial Fund, c/o UAMS College of Pharmacy, 4301 West Markham Slot 522-1A, Little Rock, AR 72205; or online at www.giving.uams.edu

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 13, 2015
REMEMBERING

Ernest "Boscoe" R. Godfrey Jr.

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Karen Schirmer

August 2, 2015

I just heard of your loss. I am so sorry. I went to college with Boscoe and we shared a birthday. Although we did not keep in contact, I have fond memories. He had a great sense of humor and I know you will miss him.

Adam Cosby

June 20, 2015

I just learned of Boscoe's passing and I am very saddened. He was a great Man, Husband, Father and to me a dear friend.

His love and legacy will never leave those that he touched.

My thoughts are with the entire Godfrey family.

Ellen McGehee

June 16, 2015

Angel blessings and love surround you. God bless you each and every one, Vicki, Graham and Brigham! Know that you are all so very loved by many. Love and light,
Ellen McGehee
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Mike and Judy McCulloch

June 14, 2015

Vicki, Graham and Brigham-you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Patti Bornemann

June 14, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. My heart breaks for those who loved him for he is in a far better place awaiting the time when you all, too, will get to see Glory with him.

Jeff Wineland

June 13, 2015

Vickey, so sorry to hear love to you and God bless you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Mark Troth

June 13, 2015

Vicki, Graham and Brigham - please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Boscoe was my U of A pledge brother, Lambda Chi Alpha, 1974. I was so fortunate to re-connect with him and his wonderful family in Richmond Texas when Graham and our son competed in little league baseball and up through high school. We stayed in touch with that common ground when you moved to Alabama.

Boscoe was a great friend and I will always fondly remember our time together.

Mark, Mary, Jason and Rachel

Linda Stone

June 13, 2015

Vicki, Graham, and Brigham,
I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know that my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you!

Penny L Dameron-Hicks

June 13, 2015

Dear Vicki and family, He was such a wonderful husband, father, and friend, to so many people!!!!!!!!!! I'm so very sorry for your loss!!!!!!!! And, my prayers are with you and your family!! I wish I could be there for you today!!!!!! Penny Hamilton- Hicks Mission, Texas

Trudigarland HarbinGarland

June 13, 2015

Vicki, our prayers are with you and your family! Trudi