Weber City- Paul L. Godsey, 95, of Weber City, joined his loving wife in Heaven on Sunday evening (April 8, 2018) at his home following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Weber City. Paul was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Army Air Force having achieved the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 265. Following his service, he went to work at Eastman Kodak and helped establish the Bays Mountain Plant. Mr. Godsey went onto open with his brother and brother-in-law, A&G Electric. He was co-owner of A&G for over 50 years. Paul was very instrumental in beginning the minor league baseball team in Kingsport. He also was a very active member of the Weber City Lions Club. Mr. Godsey was former mayor of Weber City serving two different terms. He was also very active with the Town Council of Weber City. He was a charter member of First Baptist Church in Weber City in which he was a key individual in getting the church established. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Hazel Godsey; parents, Elmo and Sylvia Godsey; a daughter, Jeannine Mullins; his granddaughter, Brandi Stanley; brothers, Edwin Godsey and Roie M. Godsey.
Paul Godsey is survived by his daughter, Paula Godsey Hunt and husband, Daniel who was a dedicated son-in-law and caregiver; granddaughters, Amanda Porter and husband, Scott, Malissa Fansler; great-grandchildren, Bailee Porter, Jansen Porter, and Nicholas Fansler; his sister, Eileen Godsey Addington; a beloved caregiver and friend, Mary Mendoza Collier along with several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday (April 12, 2018) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott County Funeral Home or friends may also call anytime at the daughter's residence. A funeral service will be conducted on Thrusday (April 12, 2018) at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Blessing, Rev. David Gillenwater, and Rev. Rex McMurray, officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa McMurray. A military graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Color Guard and will take place on Friday (April 13, 2018) at 12 p.m. at Holston View Cemetery. You can send an online condolence to the family by visiting www.scottcountyfuneralhome.com. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home Is serving the Godsey family.