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Earl Godwin

July 31, 1941 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 80)


Earl Godwin, 80, of Newport, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 23, at Parkview Baptist Church in Morehead City, officiated by Rev. John Carswell. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, at Parkview Baptist Church. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through Earl’s obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. The service will remain on the Funeral Home website for 90 days.       (See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Earl was born on July 31, 1941, in Newport North Carolina, to the late Henry and Hazel Godwin. He honorably served 6 years in the United States Army and then went on to have a 30-year career with Sears where he worked in Sales and Service. He could fix anything and always sought out a new project to work on. Upon retirement, Earl went to Medical Park West Pharmacy to work part-time serving shut-in customers. He came to love all his customers and they loved him.

His love for the Lord was the strength of this life and he was a dedicated member of Parkview Baptist Church for over 30 years. Fishing was his greatest hobby and each spring and fall, he and his buddies would head to Core Banks for a fishing trip that occurred faithfully for 25 years. He was blessed with a close-knit group of friends who met daily at Smithfield’s for lunch.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Linda Thrower Godwin and daughter, Karen Godwin Baggett of Morehead City. Along with 5 grandchildren, C.J., Brad, Isley, Zeb, and Isabelle Baggett; and great grandchildren, Oliver, Alister and Jax Baggett. He leaves behind his siblings, Keith Godwin of Newport, Jeneane Brumbaugh of Newport, Linda Shepard of Jacksonville and Barbara Hineline of Connecticut; sisters-in-law, Sally Gordon and Lisa Lawrence; and brother-in-law, Douglas Gordon. He will be missed by his fur baby, Madi, who loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


June 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parkview Baptist Church
4738 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Funeral Service
June 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Parkview Baptist Church
4738 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
June 23, 2022

Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570


Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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