Gaylord W. Godsby, age 69, of Mena, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born August 29, 1948 in Muse, Oklahoma to the late Roy Godsby and the late Lola Simmons Godsby. He was united in marriage to Glenda Wilcox Godsby, his wife of 25 years. Mr. Godsby was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and ride horses. He actually enjoyed riding his lawn mower, anything to be outdoors. Most of all, he dearly loved his family and enjoyed the time spent with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors are wife: Glenda Godsby of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Jeremy Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma and Gene McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas

Daughter: Kelley Thain and husband Michael of Antlers, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Shancye Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma, Kammye Thain of Antlers, Oklahoma, Austin McEntire of Mena, Arkansas, Dalton McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas, and Ailiyah McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas

Sisters: Shirley Kilpatrick of Canadian, Oklahoma

A host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lola Godsby, brothers Clifton, Efton, Dale, Kenneth, and Billy, and sisters Beatrice Lawrence and ImoGean Elrod.

Graveside service will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lenox Cemetery in Lenox, Oklahoma with Virginia Meyer officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


7-9-18 4:25 p.m. 

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