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John K. Godwin
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • World Vision Sponsor a Child, World Vision
    P.O. Box 9716
    Federal Way, WA 98063
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Remember Those
    2236 Ashley River Crossing
    Charleston, SC 29414
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Palmetto Christian Academy (Fine Arts Department)
    361 Egypt Road
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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“I knew Kenny at the College of Charleston. What a fun person to work with! His laugh was contagious. We worked on a book together ... but never...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Green T - Tokyo - Coworker

“I met John about 20 years ago at Northside Baptist Church. I believe he and Julie were newly married and starting out in life together. We had long...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Michael Zeigler - SC - Friend

“Julie, sending you and your family strength and peace during this sad and difficult time. Hold on to your memories and know that they are always with...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Laura Cronin - Beverly, MA

“John and I worked together a while ago. I knew that he became a supervisor and then emailed him a few months ago about work. I just can't believe he...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Robert Gottlieb - Charleston, SC

“John has left everyone too soon, but find peace and comfort that he is watching over you and still present in your hearts. Julie, Aly, and the...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Kim Cecchi - Boston, MA - Friend

“Julie, You have been so strong and positive for my client MJ and such a delight to work with over the past months. May you find the strength to...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Christy Bethke - Charleston, SC

“Julie and Aly, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. I attended CofC my freshman year where John was a strength and...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Heidi Higginbotham Smith - IA

“Julie,We have never met but I have know John through work for many years. I was shocked to hear of John's early departure. It is comforting to know...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Dennis Warren - Goose Creek, SC

“John will be forever remembered! My first strength and conditioning coach! Great heart and great guy! Peace and blessings! ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: Thomas Mobley - Charlotte, NC

“Ken and Carolyn, Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful young son John. I only met him once but he was obviously a...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Fanning - Columbia, SC

“My thoughts and prayers for you & Aly. May God provide you will healing and comfort.I am so sorry for your loss and my heart is saddened. You are in...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Parys - Savanah, GA

“I did not know John but worked with his wife, Julie. Please know that I am thinking of all who loved and cherished John. I am sending prayers of...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Karrie Skarda - Palm Springs, CA

“I work with John's wife, Julie. I am sending healing thoughts and prayers to you all as you face such an unimaginable loss. Please know I am sending...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Karrie Skarda - Palm Springs, CA

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Holly Yates-Mcwhorter - GA

“Dear Julie,We are deeply saddened to learn of your husband's passing. Please know that you and your daughter will be in our prayers during the...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Paul Kassouf - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My sincere condolences to the family. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: Tony & Bonnie Ciuffo Ciuffo - SC

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that God feel your pain. You can call to God in your distress and he answered...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“Hi Ken and Marilyn. Please know you are all in my heart today. I just found out. My heart is broken. I keep thinking about how I use to tease you...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Reena Firetag - Charleston, SC

“Ken and MarilynSo very sorry to hear about your beloved son John.. Our hearts hurt for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Bill and Rhynn McMinn - Pittsburg, TX

“John was a kind and humorous supervisor who always took time out to guide his subordinates or to listen to work issues and provide advice. He was...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Morganne Lamberth - SC

“Gone from our sight, but never from our heart. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: James Myers II - Summerville, SC

“No words can describe the pain of the hole left behind when John left this world. Despite having lost touch over several years, John 's place in my...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Dawn Duran - Fort Meade, MD

“The John Bunn Family is in prayer for you. God bless you. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Dee Bunn - Campobello, SC

“Julie & Aly,What can I say other than I am shocked and saddened to hear of news of John's passing.I worked closely with John for many years when he...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Paul Buhler - Mount Pleasant, SC

“JulieI am so very sorry to learn of John's passing. I know your faith is strong but I am so saddened that you and Aly have to endure this untimely...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Shirley Anderson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Sean & I have only known John a few short years but feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our spontaneous get togethers...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Beverly & Sean Reynolds - SC

“To the Bereaved Family and Friends,You have my deepest sympathy for the lost of sucha friendly and nice person that I can remember beingwilling to...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Patricia Clark - Charleston, SC

“My sincere condolences to the Godwin family. I knew John from his days at the College of Charleston. He was one of a kind and will be missed by...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Otto German - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I will miss John. He was my friend. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Jerry Suggs - Goose Creek, SC

“Ken and Marilyn, I'm just so devastated by this news. What an amazing man John turned out to be! I can't imagine what such a loss must feel like, but...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Jason Moore - Charleston, SC

“May God Bless and You All in Prayer. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Clarence Miller - Friend

“Although John and I worked together as fellow supervisors, he and I really became friends over the years. I will truly miss his hearty laughter. ...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Regina McNeil - NORTH Charleston, SD

“In Wonderful Memory ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Regina McNeil - NORTH Charleston, SC

“Julie and Aly, I am so grieved to hear of the passing of your loving husband and dad. He was a wonderful man that loved you two well . The fact that...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Amy Adkins - Charleston, SC

“John was a good man and will be missed by all. I've known him since high school and although we never really hung out much i still considered him a...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: mark ray - charleston, SC

John K. Godwin, 44, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Julie Alexis NeSmith Godwin died Friday, March 16, 2018. His Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 in East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road, at 10:30 am. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

John was born January 3, 1974 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Kenneth Edward Godwin and Ruby Marilyn Fanning Godwin. He held both a Bachelor's of Arts in Computer Science and Master's of Science degrees in Software Engineering from the College of Charleston/The Citadel. John also earned Master's degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. He was a former Head Strength Coach at the College of Charleston and a nominee for the National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. John was a former member of NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and was a certified CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). As a software engineer he was working as a Tier Four supervisor at SPAWAR and had received numerous "On the Spot" Awards recognizing his contributions toward creating fiscal and operation efficiency. John was a member of East Cooper Baptist Church and deeply involved in the children's ministry. He also supported his daughter's school and activities at Palmetto Christian Academy. He had a love of music with an adept skill of both writing songs and playing by ear on any one of his collection of guitars. John cherished the special times with his daughter Alyssa (Aly) watching, analyzing and collecting Marvel and Star Wars memorabilia. He was a humble believer and a faithful, strong and supportive husband greatly adored by his wife and daughter.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Julie Godwin and daughter Alyssa Alexis Godwin, both of Mt. Pleasant, SC; parents Ken and Marilyn Godwin of Charleston, paternal grandparents, Willis and Essie Mae Godwin of Charleston, SC; uncle & aunt, Dan and Carolyn Smith of Ehrhardt, SC; three cousins, Ric Smith of TX, Jim Smith and Kaitlyn Smith, both of Columbia, SC; father and mother-in-law, Marion J. and Patsy NeSmith of Snellville, GA, brothers and sisters-in-law Marion J NeSmith Jr and (Lynne), Darla White and (Wes Hanson), and Mike NeSmith; and his best friend, Mark Collins of Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Kearse Fanning, paternal grandfather, James T. Fanning and cousin Paul Smith.

Memorials may be made to World Vision Sponsor a Child, World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063, Remember Those, 2236 Ashley River Crossing, Charleston, SC 29414, or Palmetto Christian Academy, Fine Arts Department, 361 Egypt Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.