Dr. Roger Harold Godwin Jr. (1924 - 2013)

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Godwin Jr., Dr. Roger Harold Dr. Roger Harold Godwin, Jr. passed away on February 14, 2013. Born in Dallas to Mildred and Roger Godwin in 1924, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Texas A & M University and SMU. He graduated from Baylor School of Dentistry in 1950 and practiced in Casa Linda Plaza from 1951-2004. He also volunteered his dental services at a local orphanage. In 1952 Roger organized the Professional Dental Research Group and held several offices with the Dallas County Dental Society. Serving as 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he was a bombardier in the Pacific theatre. A charter member of White Rock Kiwanis Club since 1950, Roger was president of the organization in 1967. He began snow skiing in 1959 and continued for almost half a century until he was 84 years old, acting as president of the Dallas Ski Club from 1966 to 1967. A member of T Bar M Tennis Club for fifteen years, Roger also played tennis well into his eighties. An avid yachtsman, he kept his boat on Lake Texoma for more than seventeen years. Survivors include his beloved wife of five and a half years Karanina Chuoke Godwin; son Bruce Godwin of Houston; daughters Donna Godwin of Portland, Oregon; Kim Brown of Gunnison,Colorado; granddaughter Kate Mefford of Colorado; and two great-grandsons. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 19th, at 10 a.m. at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road in Dallas. A graveside service will follow at noon at Grove Hill Cemetery, 3920 Samuell Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Plus at 3100 Mckinnon St., Suite 200, Dallas 75201.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 17, 2013
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