Thomas L Godbey

Published 5:46 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Thomas L Godbey


Thomas L Godbey, 103, passed away December 15, at his home in Mount Olive, Casey County, KY. Tom was born September 3, 1916 on Brown Ridge in Casey County, KY., the son of Jacob C. and Artie(Durham) Godbey. 

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Tom owned a small trucking business and hauled agricultural lime, crushed stone and asphalt while living on the farm. On retirement he became a full time farmer and continued until being kicked by a cow and breaking his hip one month prior to his 100th birthday. He continued to live, with assistance, on the farm until his death. He was an avid storyteller, and his embellishments grew with age. He was a lifetime member of the Mount Olive Christian Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Clytha E. (Salyers) Godbey and five siblings and their spouses, Irene (Chester)Eoff, William (Beulah)Godbey, Anna(Lelus) Sims, John (Betty) Godbey,andJeff Godbey; plus two children: Lemetta Dause and Luther C and his wife Theresa Godbey and one granddaughter, Kelly Evatt. 

He is survived by four children, Thomas (Evelyn) Godbey JR, Nancy Maddox, Geraldine (David) Floyd, and Jacqueline (John) Carman, ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Powell officiating. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: