Lawrence E.

Lawrence E. "Larry" Godwin

Lawrence E. “Larry” Godwin, 67, of Springboro, went home to Heaven on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, after complications from the Covid-19 virus. He was born in Meadville on August 22, 1953, son of the late Lawrence B. and Geraldine (Rudler) Godwin. Larry graduated from Conneaut Valley High School. He retired as a welder/fabricator from Van Air Systems in Lake City after over 25 years of service. Larry attended the United Church of Springboro. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was an avid fan of rodeo, horses and roping. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rebecca “Becky” (Sowry) Godwin, whom he married October 4, 1974, a daughter, Laura Mealy and her husband, Darren, of Meadville, a son, Thomas “TJ” Godwin and his wife, Amy, of Springboro, four grandchildren, Caden and Kendall Mealy, Heath and Quinn Godwin, a sister, Pat Patterson and her husband, Roger, of Swansboro, NC. Also surviving are extended family members and many close friends. Memorials may be made in honor of Larry to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit


Left by  “Ken Kaczmorski ” on 03/16/2021

My sincere sympathy to Larry’s family. Your treasured memories will remain forever.

Left by  “Dennis & Carol Sedler ” on 03/14/2021

Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Larry was such a sweet guy with a huge heart and great sense of humor. He was such a great dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and cousin. He will be truly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Left by  “Morian” on 03/13/2021

We are very sad to hear about the passing of Larry. He was a wonderful person who loved his family dearly. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy! Dede, Bill, and family

Left by  “Summer (Hamilton) Inman” on 03/13/2021

I remember him calling me "little sister" like it was yesterday. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of the family.

Left by  “chuck broad sr” on 03/12/2021

so sad to hear this...i have always considered him not just one of the good guys, rather as one of the best guys. prayers for all.

Left by  “Bonn ” on 03/12/2021

Death takes the body, God takes the soul however no one can take the precious memories of your fun times with Grandpa Rudler

Left by  “Dennis & Debbie Ransom” on 03/12/2021

To The Godwin Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
May God wrap you in His loving arms & give you all the comfort & support that you all need at this time.

Left by  “Russell & Angela Weber” on 03/12/2021

Dear Becky and Family
The loss of Larry is beyond words, of the void that will be left in all our hearts, He was beloved by all, I know that He and Lloyd are back together and Heaven is one Light Brighter than it was before Larry got there!

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