September 28, 1976 ~ May 24, 2021

Born in: Ohio County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert Dean Godsey, 44, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed on May 24, 2021 at his home. He was born in Ohio County on September 28, 1976 to Cindy Burnette and the late Junith Stewart. Robert was a groundskeeper for Housing Authority of Owensboro. Robert faithfully attended Matthew’s Table and volunteered at Friends of Sinners and Saint Benedicts. Robert was devout in his faith and had a heart for the homeless. Robert passionately shared the word of God. He enjoyed going for walks, cooking and singing Karyoke.

Along with his father, Robert is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jess and Zella; infant son, Caleb; and adopted mother, Mae Godsey.

Along with his mother, Robert is survived by his wife, Julietta Godsey, of 6 years; his brother, Jesse Howard Brown; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services will be 6:00 pm Friday, May 28, 2021 at Matthew’s Table.

All who wish to honor Robert at the funeral are required to follow CDC guidelines while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Godsey. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert Dean Godsey and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Service: May 28, 2021 6:00 pm

Matthew's Table
119 West 24th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Rest in peace my cousin! You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Julie and Aunt Cindy.

  2. Sorry for your lost. Robert was a great guy and always helping someone. He will be sadly miss.

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to see Mr. Godsey’s smile when he visited the library. Christine

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