February 3, 2019

Born in: Watseka, IL
Resided in: Muncie, IN

James Ray Godby, 73, of Muncie, passed away on Sunday February 3, 2019 at Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1945 to the late James and Evelyn (White) Godby.

James worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He served in the US Army for a period of time before starting his family. James was always smiling and did not know a stranger. He spent his free time watching westerns, football, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to feed coffee to his horses on summer mornings. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

James is survived by his children David Godby (Heather), Lori Bell (Corey), and Jason Godby (Ashley); grandchildren Dalton, Ethan, Aubrey, Samantha (Michael), Megan, Sarah, Xavier, Brittiny (Tanis), Sabrina, Jaylen, and Dallas; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings Don, Dan, Dean, Timmy, Evey, Faye, Sherry, and Darlene; Brenda Hiday, the mother of his children; step children Missy, Scott, Terry, Dustin, and Renee; and many aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 22, 2019 at 5:30PM at Central Community Chapel. 1004 Indiana Ave, Anderson, IN 46012



Celebration of Life: February 22, 2019 5:30 pm


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  1. We are very sad about Ray passing. He was a very kind and lovable person. You could help but love him at first sight. Our prayers are with the family and friends.

    David @Joyce Shumake
    Vass, N .C

  2. My Uncle Ray was a strong man. He never let me see anything but his good, quiet nature & love for family. I have so many fond memories and I will forever hold them in my heart. He always made sure I knew he loved me♡ God took him home, no more suffering.

  3. My heart’s broken. I love my Uncle Ray. He has made so many great memories for me to cherish. I know God has called him home, ending his suffering. He’s a special man who really loved his family!

  4. I miss you already Uncle. I’m just not going to feel the same on football Sunday or Thursday night football food get together. You were such a family man. You gave me so many special memories & I cherish each one. God’s called for you to come home, that makes me happy that you aren’t suffering anymore & I will see you soon. Rest peacefully!

  5. Rest in peace;
    To my cousin Ray oh, he is going to meet the good Lord the brought him into this world. A lot of people will be grieving for their loss, but we should be celebrating the life that was Ray Godby. Ray we will miss you we love you and we hope to see you tomorrow, whatever day that comes. God bless the family keep them in your prayers until we meet on the other side Ray Godby will miss you we love you.

  6. Ray has been like a brother to me since the mid 60’s. I love him so much. I will miss your sweet smile. God Bless you. No more pain. I will see you sometime.

  7. All the love and memories we have shared through all my life are now treasured memories… you helped raise me and was my first dad… thank you for giving me all your love…

  8. I didn’t know Ray that well, but what I did know about Ray is he was a sweet guy and had heart of gold.. thoughts and prayers to his family

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