Paul Godwin
July 28, 1949 - January 1, 2012
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Paul J. “Skipper” Godwin, 62, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his Punta Gorda residence. Born July 28, 1949 in Arcadia, Florida to the late Lucy (nee-Wells) and Timothy F. Godwin, Paul, raised in a multi generational family of local fishermen, worked with his family throughout his life fishing while…

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tina godwin douglas left a message on February 20, 2013:
Well Dad its been a year already! I really miss your phone calls and hearing your voice!! I love and Miss you so so much my daddy! But i know you are better off now, cause i know you are watching over all of us just like you always have! It give me a little comfort knowing that you there.... Mom is doing good as far as i know at least that what she tells me, you know her!! I do know that she is excited about Heather getting the chance to be a mother again! I sent mom a rose from you on valentine's day! Just like you would do if you were here.... Well that's all for now!! I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS!!!!!!
Verna Lowe Smith left a message on January 4, 2012:
Brenda, David, Cheryl Ann and Michael, know that we are so sorry and feel your pain. Skipper has always been there and it didn't matter how long it had been since I saw him, he always greeted me with a hug and smile. And that laugh could just brighten any situation. He will be missed by many. Know that if we can't make it there for the service we are there in spirit. God speed old friend and we will see you later. Love, Gary, Verna & Travis Smith and Louise Lowe
cameo and bill and scooter left a message on January 5, 2012:
When I used to watch his oldest girls Beverly and Pam he and my aunt Brenda would pay me with a bag of potato chips an a bottle of coke boy did I think o was rich and when I first meet his uncle we had our firate with aunt Brenda and uncle we skipper and we doubled date and went to fort myers and we went to the drive inn and he sat omit one side and I sat on the other side and never talked to each other but 8months later we were married and had three kids and aunt brenda and uncle skip stood up with us and we all had that pastor so confused it wad so funny I think that pastor might had to have a drink after we left haha but uncle skipper was one of a kind that for sour and he loved his family so much so and one day we will all see him again so rest in peace uncle skipper we all love you and miss you already love bill and cammy and scooter rip
Danny Joe & Michelle Godwin left a message on January 6, 2012:
You will truly be missed as you were always the life of the party. Say hello to dad when you see him. We love you.
Chanel Demonbreun left a message on January 6, 2012:
I have lots of fond memories of Skipper. The best memory of all, was that he was like a grandfather to my son. He was always there for us, and treated Blake as one of his own grandchildren. He even gave him a nickname "Tater Bud". Blake still calls him Papa to this day. My heart goes out to the family, and everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.
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Frank Jones left a message on January 7, 2012:
I have a lot of good memories of the old times of Skipper. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Frank Jones
Tina Godwin Douglas left a message on January 12, 2012:
My father was the best man I have ever known! He gave his wife and kids everything that he could. He went with out a lot of things for us even when we became adults! He had the kinds heart any man. All of his kids was his world, His wife was the love of his life, His grand kids was the apple of his eye!!!! He may not have showed alot of emotion, but he had the biggest heart ever!!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY!!!! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!!!!! NO WORRIES!!!! To our family may we do good with our dads memories and love one another the he would want us too!!!!! Love mom, daniel, beverly, p.j
Tina Godwin Douglas left a message on January 12, 2012:
Daddy you were the dad that we could have had! Dad was a hard working man he never missed a day of work his whole life! He always made sure his wife and kids had what they needed, it may not have been a lot but he made the best he could... Our father is and will always be my hero!!!!! I love You dad! RIP With no worries and no pain you deserve it!!!!!!I Its time for the kids to step up and do what he wanted us to do and thats is to take care of our mother!!!!!!
Tina Godwin Douglas left a message on January 12, 2012:
The best father anyone could have!! He worked to give us what he could. He was the loving and pure. He was hard at times but thats what made 4 of his the way they are today!!!! He taught us right from wrong and if you ever want anything out of life you have to work hard and never to give up!!!!!! Mom was the love of his life they had ups and downs but they stuck together and got through them!!!!!! RIP DADDY YOU HAVE NO WORRIES!!!! We will take care of mom for you just like you did we PROMISE!!!!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tina Godwin Douglas left a message on January 12, 2012:
We love you dad we all are going to miss you so much!!!! May you rest in peace now with no worries!!!!! You take care of Addison and we will take care of Mom!!! All the Grand babies are really going to miss you and they love you so very much also... Its time for your kids show what wonderful job you did on raising us to become who we are today!! Love always tina chad kailey steven and tyler,
Dora Bitting left a message on January 13, 2012:
The best memory I have of Skip is when there was a calf hit by a car in front of our house & the deputy let my husband have it & Skip helped him put the calf on the bed of his truck & they hung it under our carport & skined it then took it to his mothers house as she had an empty freezer & then they brought it back & cut it up on my dining room table. We split it three ways with us, Skip & his mother. We lived next door to him on Marion ave. in Punta Gorda.
Tina Godwin Douglas left a message on January 13, 2012:
Dad you were the best man that i ever knew! You gave us every thing that we need and every thing we wanted.. You taught us how to be strong when we need to be, and showed us how to love!!!! You are also the daddy a girl could have had growing up.. Thanks for every thing you did! I love you and miss you!!!!!!!!!!! RIP with no worries! I promise that mom will be well taking care of!! You rest easy.....
Tina Douglas left a message on July 14, 2012:
Well dad its been 6 months already and I'm still missing you so very much! We talk about you everyday and night. The kids are always talking bout all of you pigs and dogs... I can't believe that your b-day is coming and you are not here for me to call you and talk with you. So I guess I have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Hope your and that baby is watching over us when we need you!! I would not dought you would leave us hang cause you don't know how to let us suffer!!! I love you so very much!!!!
Bonnie Douglas left a message on February 20, 2013:
It's already been a year since you so suddenly left your family. Just letting you know your babies are doing well here in Virginia. You wouldn't recognize the two boys who are growing up so fast. And that Tweety Bird Girl - almost 14 going on 25 - and drop dead gorgeous! Congrats on your newest Great Grand Baby due soon. Please leave that one here for us. Your baby girl Tina misses you and loves you very much. They have planted a dogwood tree in your memory - in their front yard - and even a tornado couldn't tear it out. All of your children are doing a great job taking care of the love of your life, Brenda. I do my best to keep the Virginia clan in line - albeit - not as well as you would have. Even I miss the stories they would bring home after visits. Keep your eye on them.
PEGGY MOONEY OGLE left a message on January 4, 2012:
DEAR BRENDA & FAMILY , WORD"S CAN NOT SAY HOW SAD WE ARE TO LOSE SKIPPER . WE HAVE ALL BEEN TOGETHER ALL OUR LIVES . WE WERE MORE LIKE FAMILY THAN FRIEND"S . GOD HAS HIM NOW BUT HE WILL BE IN OUR HEART"S FOREVER . SKIPPER WE WILL MISS YOUR KIND HEART YOUR LAUGHTER . WE LOVE YOU & WILL MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH . GOD SPEED SKIPPER . LOVE ETHEL ( MOM) JONES & FAMILY .
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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