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Danny Joe Godfrey

September 3, 1942 — March 22, 2023

Danny Joe Godfrey, 80, of the Oak Grove community, departed this life peacefully on March 22, 2023, surrounded by his beloved family.

He was born on September 3, 1942, in Benton, Tennessee to the late Leonard and Ruth Bates Godfrey.

Danny faithfully served his country with the United States Coast Guard.  Throughout life, he was a well-respected carpenter, friend, and neighbor to many and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, Leonard, and Ruth Godfrey, he was preceded by his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Diveley Godfrey; one brother, James Godfrey; and one sister, Alva Jane Warren.

Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved children, Robin (Jacyn) Higgins, Bambie (Jeremy) Arnold, and Cody (Felica) Godfrey; cherished grandchildren, Nathan Gargala, Sophia Arnold, Dustin Godfrey, Lee Godfrey, Roscoe Seth Godfrey, Nacole Godfrey, and Raelyn Ann Godfrey; great-grandchildren, Peyton Godfrey, Khloe Godfrey, Emerson Gargala, Evie Gargala, and Ethan Gargala; siblings, Larry (Janice) Godfrey, Rick (Karen) Godfrey, Jerry (Vickie) Godfrey, and Karen Harrison.  Several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with Richard Schauer presiding.  Interment with military honors will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Jeremy Arnold, Clay Godfrey, Nick Godfrey, Nathan Gargala, Dustin Godfrey, and Lee Godfrey will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends will gather from 12:00 (noon) to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, March 25, 2023

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