Kipling “Kip” Eliga Godwin

Kipling "Kip" Eliga Godwin
Kipling "Kip" Eliga Godwin

January 5, 1965 – May 13, 2021

Tabor City, North Carolina
Mr. Kipling “Kip” Godwin, age 56, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at McLeod Loris Hospital. Born on January 5, 1965 in Whiteville, he was the son of the late David Eliga Godwin & the late Walneta Caulder Godwin.

Kip graduated from NC State and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education. He owned Kipling Godwin & Associates in Whiteville, where he specialized in consulting, insurance, and grant writing. He was a dedicated member of the community donating his time and expertise to a variety of worthy endeavors. He served as the Chairman of the Columbus County Commissioners and worked on the board from 2002–2006. His work while chairman earned him the prestigious M. H. “Jack” Brock Award for outstanding commissioners. Kip had a compassionate soul, with a servant’s heart, and he never met a stranger. He was a faithful Christian servant and devoted member of Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church in NC.

Kip was a faithful and loving husband who is survived by his best friend and wife of twenty-two years, Myra Tyner Godwin; brother, Tony Delane Godwin and wife, Angela, of Whiteville; sister, Wanda Godwin Hinson and husband, Scott, of Evergreen; three nephews, Chandler Godwin, Logan Godwin, and Chris Hinson; two great-nephews, Brandon Hinson and Christopher Hinson; and his beloved dog, “Ralph”.

Visitation 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Old Zion Wesleyan Cemetery with Pastor Buddy Seay officiating. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church at 2665 Beaverdam Road, Chadbourn, NC 28431 or and National Future Farmer’s of America at or 6060 FFA Drive, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960.

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