GODWIN, James R. "Jim", age 81, passed away in Brandon, FL, on June 8, 2014. Jim was a lifelong resident of Plant City. After 38 years at Tampa Electric, he retired as the General Manager of Gannon Station Power Plant. Jim served for 33 years in the Army National Guard and retired as a Full Bird Colonel. He is predeÂªceased by his son, Larry Alan Godwin and father, John Edwin Godwin. Jim is survived by his mother, Cecil Ruth Godwin; his wife, Betty K. Godwin of 62 years; daughter, Lisa Godwin Harris; son-in-law, Jay Harris; brother, Jack Godwin; sister-in-law, Shirley Godwin; one grandson, Emmanuel Houvardas; and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held at Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery in Plant City on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10a.m.