Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Dwayne Anthony Godwin, 44

Dwayne Anthony Godwin, 44, left us on November 27, 2019. He was born in Richmond, California to Bill and Johanna Tatum and raised in Arkansas.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his Grandparents in Arkansas; uncles Jimmy and Bob; and his beloved dog Buddy.

Dwayne is survived by his parents Bill and Jo Tatum; brother Michael (Melissa); sister Jamie (Mike); nieces and nephews Miya, Garrett, Grant, Grayden, and Logan; uncles Alvin (Juanita) of Lonoke, and Rusty (Kassandra) of Beebe; Uncle Randy and grandparents Bob and Pat Clever of Washington and numerous cousins to carry on and cherish his memory.

Celebration of Life will be Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Kasandra lancaster Posted November 30, 2019 12:16 PM

    I will always love you Dewayne you have a special place in my heart forever.

  • Kasandra lancaster and Rusty Godwin Posted November 30, 2019 12:17 PM

    I will always love you Dewayne you have a special place in my heart forever.

  • Alvin Tatum jr (JR) Posted November 30, 2019 12:22 PM

    So sorry for the loss of your baby. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Melissa Ballard Posted November 30, 2019 12:53 PM

    So many memories, so many emotions. You are loved and missed by all who knew you. Prayers for Jo and Bill, Michael, Jamie and all the rest. Rest now dear friend

  • Donald & Pamela Primm Posted November 30, 2019 3:17 PM

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May he rest in peace.

  • Libbie Dougan Posted November 30, 2019 3:45 PM

    Jo and Bill, et all, Please know that I an covering you all in prayer. Libbie Dougan. Phil. 4:13

  • Eva Doyle Posted December 1, 2019 11:15 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Dewayne was a sweet and good friend he will be missed RIP DEWAYNE ❤

  • Rndy Godwin Posted December 1, 2019 11:46 AM

    I have always loved Dwayne. He is a wonderful nephew and will remember all of our times together. He is resting with no more pain and suffering..

  • Patricia (Godwin) Clever Posted December 1, 2019 11:53 AM

    My love for Bill & Johanna Tatum for all the love, endurance and strength you had displayed through the most difficult & stressful time of Dwayne’s life. Your example has been encouraging to all of us in support of you through this trial. Now “may the God of all comfort give you peace and love to help you to endure through your grief. Know that our love will always be there to support you in the days ahead. We love you both. Love Mom

  • Patricia (Godwin) Clever Posted December 1, 2019 11:55 AM

    Please read 2Cor. 1:3,4 Love you

  • O’Dell Lowe Posted December 2, 2019 8:52 AM


  • Jody Bell Posted December 2, 2019 8:53 AM

    Dang.. I cant believe this.. We have some memories.. You will be forever in my heart. And to the family yall are in my prayers.

  • Kevin Lister Posted December 2, 2019 9:21 AM

    I m very sorry hear your loss … Dewayne and I used our next door neighbor for two years in north Little Rock.. we always make good friends and I help him for food that he was struggling over money…. I m very sad about him that left us … praying for family and friends…

  • Khadijah Hall Posted December 2, 2019 10:21 AM

    Sadden to hear of the loss of Dwayne. He will be missed

  • Debra godwin Posted December 2, 2019 10:21 AM

    You will always be in my heart and truly nephew forever.

    • Jeffrey Posted December 6, 2019 7:04 AM

      Dwayne lived myself and Chase for about a month, around 6 months ago. Our condolences for you and family. What was the cause of death? 😢

  • Antoine “AJ” Jones Posted December 2, 2019 11:54 AM

    In life, we meet people and we also lose touch. Over the years, some how, we were able to keep up pretenses while I bounced all over the country. I am so glad that I visited you 3 weekends ago, my heart is heavy knowing that I didn’t stay as long as I wanted because of other engagements. I am missing you already so very much, but I know that God has got you and the pains you were feeling are no more. I never told you to your face, but I am sure you know that I love you very much. When you see my little sister Maria, she is another blessed heart to be around . . . God be with all of the family, gone too soon, but gone for good reason.

  • Kaddin Posted December 2, 2019 2:03 PM

    Tink Tink

  • Mary Janus Posted December 2, 2019 2:03 PM

    So very sorry for your loss… God be with you and wrap you in his loving arms during your time of grief… Rest in peace, Dwayne.

  • Roby Mize Posted December 2, 2019 2:06 PM

    My your Heathstone be your spirit guide

  • Dakota Reece Posted December 2, 2019 2:09 PM

    Rest in piece FOR ASEROTH your sacrifice will not be in vain

  • Drew Posted December 2, 2019 2:14 PM

    Dwayne, I heard of your passing and although I do not know you.. your mother cared enough to reach out to inform the groups you were a part of. You were obviously loved.. and regardless how you went.. I hope life beyond this world is full and relaxing.

  • Blair Givens Posted December 2, 2019 2:21 PM

    Did not know you personally, but we shared a mutual appreciation for World of Warcraft. May you rest peacefully my friend.

  • Brearley Posted December 2, 2019 2:50 PM

    Deepest condolences to the kith and kin of Dwayne. So sorry for your loss and pain in this difficult time.

  • Ray Mullins Posted December 2, 2019 2:53 PM

    Rest In Peace brother you will be missed.

  • Hayli Posted December 2, 2019 3:16 PM

    Rest In Peace buddy, I will miss our duels and I will always remember how nice you were to me and you helped me with quests and gear.

  • Jessica Posted December 2, 2019 3:35 PM

    Sorry for your loss, and may he Rest In Peace 💜 WoW friend

  • Thomas Posted December 2, 2019 4:19 PM

    Dwayne, the Illidari, Silvermoon, and Azeroth will weep for you. May the twisting nether see you home.

  • Chase Posted December 2, 2019 4:26 PM

    I never personally knew Dwayne but he was apart of our gaming community and will be missed dearly. our condolences. (For the Horde, or For the Alliance) wherever you may stand.

  • Jessie Posted December 2, 2019 4:27 PM

    RIP “For The Alliance”

  • Rae Posted December 2, 2019 4:36 PM

    RIP fellow WoW player, my condolences to your family.

  • Chuck Posted December 2, 2019 4:46 PM

    Deepest condolences to you all. I did not know the man personally but he was a part of our community in WoW, thoughts with you all. Lok’tar Ogar friend may you fly high and be in a wonderful place.

  • Vanessa watson Posted December 2, 2019 4:48 PM

    Rest in peace ! Lok’tar Ogar my friend

  • BigUshi Posted December 2, 2019 4:57 PM

    For Azeroth. May you find solace within the Shadowlands. May you be the guiding light for our cause. A community of gamers around the world, we all lost a soul that’s is on his way home. From my family to yours I am sorry for your loss. Rest in Piece on the plains of Nagrand.

  • Chris Posted December 2, 2019 5:15 PM

    May you spirit be at peace Mr. Godwin. To those of you left behind, may you find peace in this troubling time. Dwayne and I did not know each other, but we shared a bond in World of Warcraft, and we are a tight knit community that cares about each other. Our primary concern is of acceptance and love. For Azeroth!

  • Denise Rushlow-Colenso Posted December 6, 2019 8:37 AM

    There has only been two times I got to spend quality time with you in your life. The first time was June of 1976. Such a happy little boy you were. The second time was summer of 1999 and you were all grown up. I’ll cherish those moments. Rest in Peace

  • Brett J. Barger Posted October 9, 2020 12:19 AM

    To my ex husband and best friend- I will always have a place in my heart for you. I only remember the great times we had together. I’m sorry I am just now finding out about your passing, but I will truly miss you. I will always love you. God bless.

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