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Franklin Walter Godwin

June 24, 1931 — September 26, 2023



Franklin (Frank) W. Godwin, 92 of Garland, TX went home to be with his Savior on September 26, 2023 from Frontal Temporal Dementia.  Frank was born June 24, 1931 in Perry, IA to Marguerite Lamp and Franklin Godwin. 

He worked for Iowa Power & Light for more than 8+ years, served more than 7 years in the Iowa National Guard, graduated with an Associate Degree in Automotive Mechanics, and in his later working years … was a circuit board debugger on small boards … to boards worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

After retiring, he was a member of the Sachse Senior Center where he enjoyed puzzles, playing games and participating in community activities.  Additionally, he was a member of multiple Lutheran based ministries over his 38 years in TX to include Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church.

Frank was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and his Sister Christina Rose Sloat.  Frank is survived by his wife, Martha Ellen Godwin, whom he married on August 27, 1951 and celebrated 72 years of marriage this August before passing; sons Gregory Godwin and his wife Denice from Anderson, IN, Steven Godwin and his wife Jenifer from Woodward, IA; daughters Marsha Godwin from Garland, TX and Janice Jones and her husband Stuart from Marshalltown, IA; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Frank is being cremated and will reside with Martha until such time as she passes … they will both return together to Iowa for burial.  No services are planned, but Donations in memory of Frank can be directed to:

                Concordia Lutheran Church

                5702 N. Jupiter Road

                Garland, TX  75044


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