He was born Sept. 11, 1963 in Oswego and was a 1981 graduate of Hannibal High School. He was previously employed at Nestle Company for several years as a machine operator.
He had a passion for hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. His greatest love was spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Louise Godfrey.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lisa Marie (Johnson) Godfrey; sons, Richard L. Godfrey III (Stephanie), Robert A. Godfrey (Amanda); daughter, Rachel M. Godfrey (Vinny Morgan); sisters, Arlene Godfrey and Kary Wilcox; brother, Kenneth White; his maternal grandmother, Frances Dennison; two grandchildren, Olivia and Jaxson Godfrey; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal, 13074, with services immediately following.
Contributions may be made to the Hannibal Fire Department, P.O. Box 252, Hannibal, 13074 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego 13126.