Gerald(Gerry) Bryan Godfrey, 58, of 17208 County Road 438, Somerville, TX, passed away quietly Sunday morning January 11, 2009. Gerry was a 1968 graduated of A-M Consolidated High School and attended Texas A-M. He graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Patrol School in Austin and worked as a state trooper for 10 years. In 1983 Gerry, his wife Camilla and family moved back to Somerville to help with farming operations. Gerry was an extremely talented carpenter and jack-o-all trades and loved building everything from custom homes to fine furniture.
Gerry loved the outdoors particularly the ocean and seashore, spending precious times beachcombing for “treasures” and fishing with family and friends. He loved to work with children, coached a variety of sports and worked with “his kids” at every opportunity.
Gerry is survived by his parents Bob and Jean Godfrey of College Station, brother Larry and wife Jeanna of Rockport, former wife Camilla and children David and LaNette, Amanda and April, grandchildren Katie, Kolbie, and Kwincie of Somerville, and nephew Larry Jr. and wife Lydia, and their children Zachary and Dylan Godfrey of College Station.
A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, Jan 17 at Callaway Jones Funeral Home. There will be a gathering of friends and family Saturday at 9:00 am at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Please make memorial contributions to any charity benefiting children.