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William ‘Bill’ Lee Godwin


William “Bill” Lee Godwin, 55, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Bellefontaine on Feb. 13, 1958, to Mary Lou Rumer Godwin of Bellefontaine and the late William E. Godwin, who passed away Sept. 19, 2005. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Thompson, in 1996.

Survivors include a brother, Richard (Lori) Godwin of Powell; nieces and nephews, Heather (Troy) Miller of Bellefontaine, Jason (Amy) Godwin of Westerville and Ryan (Nicole) Thompson of Centreville, Va.; great- nieces and nephews, Shawn, Daniel, Elizabeth and Mason Miller, Ben and Luke Godwin, and Hillary, Isaac and Cooper Thompson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill worked at Honda of America in Marysville.

A collector of hats, he enjoyed music, writing songs, playing several instruments, including the guitar, and singing.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. A private burial is at a later date in the Hale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 11 W. Monument Ave., Suite 101, Dayton 45402.

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