Morgan D. Godfrey Sr.

Morgan D. Godfrey Sr., 65, of Shippensburg, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home.

Born Thursday, Dec. 1, 1955, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of James L. and Helen M. (Irwin) Godfrey of Newburg.

Morgan graduated from Bedford High School in 1973.

He was retired, but formerly employed by Ingersoll-Rand/Volvo Inc. for 34 years.

He was a member of and served as a deacon at the Oasis of Love Church, Shippensburg, and a committee person for the Cumberland County Republican Committee.

He loved volunteering his time as a supervisor for the Creation and Uprise Christian Festivals and enjoyed music, traveling, hunting and motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy L. (Gerfen) Godfrey, and his parents. He is also survived by one daughter, Marie R. and husband, Michael, Fisher of York; three sons,  Morgan D. Godfrey Jr., of Chambersburg, Nathan J. and wife, Rebecca, Godfrey of Hershey, and Jesse D. and wife, Nicole, Godfrey of Shippensburg; seven grandchildren, Noah, Marley, Kole, Trinity, Taylor, Sydney and Kylie; four sisters, Helen Williams of Fayetteville, Deborah Godfrey of Shippensburg, Sabrina Whitsel of Harrisburg and Cristen Wittig of Fulks Run, Virginia; and three brothers, James D. “Bo” Godfrey of Bedford, Steven Godfrey of State College, and Robert Lough of Riverside, California.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Oasis of Love Church, 303 S. Washington St., Shippensburg, with Rev. Nancy A. Hudson officiating. Interment will be in Air Hill Cemetery.

A time for viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at the funeral home, and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

In 2001, Morgan was blessed to do a mission trip to Prampram, Ghana, West Africa, which impacted his life tremendously. Memorial contributions may be made to that mission work at Oasis International Training Centre, c/o Oasis of Love Church, 303 S. Washington St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

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