Donald Godby

Obituary of Donald Godby

Donald Eugene Godby, 78, of Fishers, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital in Carmel.  He was born on July 2, 1938 to Gurney and Bessie (Hendricks) Godby in Noblesville, Indiana.

Don was a millwright for Western Electric for 30 years. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Marines and was a Korean War veteran. He liked woodworking and fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed reading his Bible and was an Elder and a very involved member of New Beginnings Church in Noblesville. Don was a past Master of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge #57, and a member of the Scottish Rite and the Fishers American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Godby; daughter, Donna (Jim) Wierciak; son, Gary (Mary) Godby; great-granddaughter, Haley Lambert; grandchildren, Megan (Jabari) Lindner-Means, Justin (Holly) Marvel, Mason Godby, Alden Godby, Matthew Wierciak, Ethan Godby and Eden Grace Godby; and great-grandchildren, Xavier Means, Malik Means, Lilliana Means, Micah Marvel and Joelle Marvel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Joseph Wierciak; and six brothers & sisters, Bernice, Howard, Orville, Joanne, Thelma and Sandy.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at New Beginnings Church, 772 North 10th Street in Noblesville, with Pastor Mark Fidler officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 also at the church.  Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.