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Joshua Godby

January 28, 1979 — January 13, 2023

Joshua Howard Godby (Josh), age 43 of Somerset passed away on Friday, January
13th, 2023 unexpectedly at his home.
Josh was born on January 28, 1979 in Somerset, KY to Vicki Cheuvront Goode and Melvin McClellan Godby Sr (Mac).
Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents Howard Leon and Clell Dean; Nannie; Godby and cousin, Bill David Godby.
He is survived by sons, Joshua Alec Godby and Benjamin Howard Rakestraw Godby; parents, Vicki Goode (Darrell) of Somerset and Melvin (Mac) Godby, Sr (Jan) of Bonita Springs, FL; loving companion, Ashley Hunt; brothers, Melvin (Mackey) Godby, Jr. and Andrew Godby; grandparents, Garland and Jean Cheuvront; uncles, David Godby (Melody) and Allan (Boogie) Cheuvront (Robyn); his aunt, Nancy Elliott; cousins, Chris Godby(Jamie), Shea Cheuvront (Ashley) and Cameron Cheuvront. He is also survived by special friend, Angel Rakestraw Godby and many cousins and friends.
Josh was co-owner of Godby and Godby Steam Team with his cousin and best friend, Chris Godby. He took special pride being involved in his sons sports, and was their unwavering fan and supporter.
Josh will be remembered for his big heart, carefree spirit, warm smile and generosity. He loved the Lord and was an active member of Friendship Church. He always looked forward to the annual Emmaus Walk in Dayton, TN.
Throughout his life, he deeply enjoyed and embraced supporting his family, his children, and being of help and service to whomever he could. Josh possessed the biggest, strongest and loving heart. His legacy, work ethic, and character will continue to live in the hearts and minds of all that knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21st at the Somerset First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Dutton Cemetery.
The family of Joshua Howard Godby will receive friends at the Somerset First Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until after services.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Friendship Church 45 Providence Road, Somerset, KY 42501.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Joshua Howard Godby.

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