Raymond L. Godman

Memphis, Tennessee

Age 89


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Raymond L. GodmanMemphis, TN.Raymond L. Godman, 89, passed away on January 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Jane, two daughters, Allison Ricketts (Greg) and Ginger Whitworth (Rick); six grandchildren (Jason Whitworth, Tori Ashton, Stephen Godman, Stephanie Werner, Christopher Ricketts and...

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I met Raymond when I worked for Pat Patterson Motor Sales on Lamar Avenue from 60-63. He was a very kind person. My condolences to his family. I tried to keep up with the Tennessee Boll Weevil over the years and was impressed with Raymond's outlook on life. I will never forget meeting Red Dyer and seeing Raymond smile when I commented on the 300 MPH jacket Red was wearing. Great memories. RIP, Raymond.

Raymond and I are cousins and since I was 13 I was involved with his dedication to the Drag Racing. My mom had to take me to his house every Saturday to help with whatever. He helped me get my own drag cars together and on occasion I was allowed to drive his AA fuel dragster. We have been close friends for nearly 70 years. His Christmas gift to me as a youngster was Hot Rod Magazine, even though my mom kept telling him to stop. He was often a stubborn;My cell phone rang during the burial...

So sorry to hear about Mr Godman passing. He will be missed by so many. Prays & thoughts to you Jane & family.

Kent Hawkins

Dear Jane,So sorry to hear of Raymond passing. He was such a nice man. Steve will be so sad to hear the news. You are in my prayers.Roxanna Croxdale

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

We were cheerleaders together.
He was an inspiration!

Raymond was a gentleman. He could be trusted. And he expected trustworthiness from others. A longtime member of Union Ave Baptist Church Godman was also active in community and civic affairs. He was a strong booster of Tiger athletics He will be missed by family and friends.

I have known Raymond Godman for over 55 years. He was my best friend from day one and one of he bravest people I ever met. To have survived what he went through in Korea during Sep 1951, proves that he is one of the toughest Marines who ever lived. I was fortunate to meet the entire Godman family over the years and they always treated me like family after my parents passed. Raymond and Jane kept my spirits alive while I survived Cancer in 2004. They became my temporary Mom & Pop and...

So sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. He was a good friend for a very long time and an example of how to live your life with courage and determination,

Jane, we will continue to lift you up in prayer. God Bless You.

Lots of love.Sidney and Katherine Crane