James "Jim" Dennis Godbey
July 10, 1953 - October 29, 2018
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James “Jim” Dennis Godbey, 65, of Toledo passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018, early in the morning due to multiple health complications. He was born on July 10, 1953 to James and Shirley (Weaver) Godbey. Jim had a decorated academic career, winning Ohio State High School debate championships in both 1970 and 1971, and…

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Merit left a message on November 14, 2018:
Thankyou for the kind words for my father, he is most definitely enjoying the unrestricted grace of movement and freedom that comes with leaving his worldly body.
Merit left a message on November 14, 2018:
As the one who wrote the obituary you would think that I have said all that had to be said but there are just so many more words and feelings that just could not be expressed in words. My father, though estranged for years has had such a major impact on my life. He was there to give me advice in my darkest hours, he was there to be a kind heart to help bare my burdens, he was everything a son could ask for in a father. Kind, intelligent, welcoming, firm in words and actions and loving. I will miss more than anything our phone conversations, hearing him speak of his past and our present. We had so much in common yet we were two totally different people. Having grown up without my father past age 5 I was so surprised how exactly alike we actually were, our interests were different but our thought processes and ideologies were almost exactly alike. Without even knowing I chose the exact same college undergraduate degree program as he had in an attempt to become an attorney myself one day, a feat I am still in the process of accomplishing. I am so beyond blessed to have gotten to know my father in my adult life, if only for a while. My heart is broken that he is no longer here with me but I know that he will always be by my side, whispering to me to raise my voice and to speak with more authority. I only wish he could have been there when I argued my first case after law school like we always spoke about but I know with all of my heart that he will be with me. Losing my father has been one of the hardest things I have ever gone through in life but I am just so beyond happy to know how loved and cherished he was by everyone around him. My father really did have a beautiful soul and I look foreword to meeting all of you at his service Saturday. I wish we had more pictures to offer you all but if you have any you wish to add to the wall please feel free.
Bill Kerlin left a message on November 13, 2018:
Jenny and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful man and I cherished his friendship. I loved listening to him sing. His pain and suffering is over. I can see him in heaven. dancing and singing praises that he is in perfect health now. I wish I could be there for his service. Bill Kerlin
Merit Godbey left a message on November 13, 2018:
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Cremation Society of Toledo left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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