OBITUARY

James R. Godwin

March 10, 1933June 8, 2014

GODWIN, James R. “Jim”, age 81, passed away in Brandon, FL on June 8, 2014. Jim was a lifelong resident of Plant City. After 38 years at Tampa Electric, he retired as the General Manager of Gannon Station Power Plant. Jim served for 33 years in the Army National Guard and retired as a Full Bird Colonel.

He is predeceased by his son, Larry Alan Godwin and father, John Edwin Godwin. Jim is survived by his mother, Cecil Ruth Godwin; his wife, Betty K. Godwin of 62 years; daughter, Lisa Godwin Harris; son-in-law, Jay Harris; brother, Jack Godwin; sister-in-law, Shirley Godwin; one grandson, Emmanuel Houvardas; and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held at Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery in Plant City on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10am.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 14, 2014
REMEMBERING

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Lisa Harris

July 18, 2014

Dad there are no words to express what a wonderful father and grandfather you were. I thank God every day that you and mom adopted me into your family and gave me a chance to have a beautiful life. You will be missed more than I can ever express!!! Miss you so much. xoxoxox

June 18, 2014

The TEEBA Board of Directors and Office Staff wish to extend to your family their condolences for your loss. He was very well liked and made many friends while working at TECO and he will be missed. Eva Collette, Office Manager TEEBA

Joy Fowler

June 16, 2014

My sweet dear Lisa...may God continue to uplift you and comfort you and your precious family in the days ahead. I love you and will be here for you always.

Calvin and Donna Streetman

June 14, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim and I went to school together, played football together, and worked together at Tampa Electric co. My wife and I counted him a dear friend. Jim visited us several times in our home in Hiawassee, Ga.Our condolences to Betty and the family. Our love and prayers are with you.

June 12, 2014

Sorry to hear of Jims passing, He was a really good man and was very well respected at Tampa Electric as well as his by his neighbors off Calhoun Rd in Plant City. God Bless Tom Sitman Spartanburg, SC

Carol Mitchell

June 11, 2014

Jim was a lifelong friend and neighbor to our family! We all will miss him, especially my Mom(Nanny)! He was always concerned for others more than himself. He came to the rescue of a neighbor countless times. We will forever be grateful for him. Love and Concern for all of you!

June 10, 2014

SORRY TO HEAR OF JIMS PASSING,OUR SINCERE SYNPATHY FOR JIMS FAMILY.JIM WAS A REALLY GOOD PERSON AND IM REALLY GLAD I GOT TO WORK WITH HIM AT GANNON.--VIRGIL BROWNLEE TAMPA FL.

Jack Alagood

June 10, 2014

Jim was an important positive influence on my career at Tampa Electric Company. He demanded the best of himself and would accept no less from others. It was a pleasure to have worked for him. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Buddy Maye

June 10, 2014

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He meant a lot to me and was a true role model and mentor for myself and others. He had a lenghty retirement but, was never forgotten by those who worked with him. Your family is in my prayers.

Bill & Shirley Stewart

June 10, 2014

Our family would like to express our sincere heartfelt synpathy and prayers to Jim's family and friends while mourning his loss. God bless you from a retired lineman of the Tampa Electric Company Central Service Area.