Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1951

Max Godwin MAX EVERETT GODWIN, 70, of Buckeye, AZ, went to be with Jesus our Savior on Sept. 14, 2004, after a short battle with cancer. Burial was in Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery at Buckeye. Max was born to Lewis C. & Maye Coker Godwin on Aug. 10, 1934, in Levelland, TX. The oldest of four children, he attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1951 at Ranger, TX but graduated from Lake View High School. He served as a radar man on the USS Corry DD817 in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. In 1964, Max moved his family to San Angelo and opened Godwin's Carpet. For 40 years, Max sold & installed carpet in Texas and Arizona. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a man of hard work, a stunning smile and a love to share Christ with others. Max was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Godwin Sr.; and his brother, Lewis Godwin Jr., both of Odessa. He is survived by his wife, Glenette Bailey Godwin of Buckeye, AZ; his mother, Maye Godwin; brother, Phillip Godwin; sister, Kay Kennedy, all of Odessa; and the mother of his children, Jean Godwin of San Angelo. Also surviving Max are his children, oldest daughter, Patricia Godwin and Amy Wood of Chandler, AZ; daughter, Melissa & Alan Hill of San Angelo; son, Mike and Ellen Godwin of San Angelo; and stepson, Tracy & Kelly Bailey of Snowflake, AZ. Grampa Max has seven grandchildren, Amanda Hill, Shane Godwin, Alana Hill & Natalie Godwin, all of San Angelo, Brandi Jones, Lindsey Bailey and Tracy Dee Bailey of Snowflake, AZ. He also has a 1-year-old great- grandson, Tyler Jones.