Roderick Wynn Godwin

June 7, 1949 - April 27, 2022
Roderick Wynn Godwin

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Roderick “Rod” Wynne Godwin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27th at the age of 72 in Wilmington, NC. Rod was born in Jacksonville, NC on June 7, 1949 to the late Leon Carlton Godwin and Iva Mae Parrish Godwin. He grew up with his brothers, Lynn “LC” Carlton, Donald Joe and Gary Lance. Rod attended Pembroke State University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served our country in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Rod loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. He enjoyed fishing, watching UNC Tarheel basketball, and playing golf. Living in Topsail Island, Wilmington, and North Myrtle fulfilled his love of the beach. Rod shared a love for music with his many friends.

Rod is survived by his children, Michelle Godwin Richmond (Shane) of Kingsville, MD and Roderick “Rocky” Godwin Jr. (Kristina) of San Antonio, TX, his granddaughters, Heather, Kiersten, and Wynn, and his brother Gary Godwin (Julie) of Leland, NC. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Lynn Carlton Godwin and Donald Joe Godwin.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann Street, Fayetteville, N.C on Friday, May 6th at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to First Tee-Coastal Carolinas ( in his name.

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  • November 18, 2023
    gregg melton says:
    Rocky and Michelle: I live in Pa. and did not know about your dad's passing until now. Just to let you know how much fun I had with Rod and you guys over the years. I will never forget the times we had. I loved your dad. Gregg Melton

  • May 05, 2022
    Donna Jordan says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle, Rocky and Rods Grandchildren. I pray God give you strength and guidance today and all the days ahead.

  • May 05, 2022
    Donna Jordan says:
    My thoughts and prayer are with Michelle, Rocky and Grandchildren at this time. I pray God gives you strength and guidance today and all the days ahead.

  • May 05, 2022
    The Hughes Family says:
    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all during this very difficult time. Memories will make you smile and they will always be with you all. Sending love