Father and Son: Lawrence Orville Godwin Jr (left) and his father, Orville Godwin standing out in front of the Sommer's Sign Company, 408 E. 2nd Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Orville Godwin Sr. worked in 1956. (Photo privately held by Larry Godwin Jr., Fort Smith, Arkansas, digitized by Ginger R. Smith, 2005).
This photo was taken shortly before Orville Godwin was murdered in his home by his neighbor, T H Hubbard, September 11, 1956. Orville Godwin was a sign painter and he worked here at the Sommer Sign Company in Tulsa, OK. His son Larry was living in Fort Smith, Arkansas with his Mother at the time. He was finishing up High School, getting married and entering the United States Marines.