Warren Godcharles nonetheless aches on the considered what his son should have been feeling the night time he was stabbed to demise in his North Naples condominium 5 years in the past.


“It’s been 5 years and we nonetheless don’t have it narrowed down to at least one individual,” Godcharles stated. “It’s saddening. Not day by day, however it’ll spring on you rapidly, this overwhelming feeling of loss and ache. Time heals, however not daily.”

Joseph Warren Godcharles, forty eight, was killed in his condominium on Key Royal Circle on Aug. 1, 2012. His son Ryan discovered his dad’s physique the subsequent morning when he confirmed up for his or her weekly breakfast and referred to as 911. The killer has not been arrested.

“You by no means anticipate that, in your youngsters to predecease you,” Warren Godcharles stated. “A lot much less for it to occur in such a violent approach. He by no means stated he was in worry. By no means in hassle.

“He was a accountable man working 50 to 60 hours every week and making an attempt to be a great single father or mother. He had good family and friends who beloved him.”

Joseph Godcharles, a former Immokalee Walgreens supervisor, labored within the chain pharmacy enterprise since his highschool years in Clearwater, Florida. His father had his personal pharmacy in Clearwater, and the 2 labored collectively earlier than the youthful Godcharles received the chance to advance in pharmacy administration within the Naples space.

“We have been shut, particularly working in the identical enterprise,” Warren Godcharles stated. “We talked about work and the pharmacy enterprise, issues and successes. I purchased a ship and we obtained our licenses collectively. He was aggressive with me, proud that he acquired a better rating on the examination. I’d nonetheless be listening to about it as we speak if he have been alive.”

Joseph Godcharles’ family and friends keep in mind him as a sort, giving man who labored exhausting and loved a number of journeys to Key West yearly.

A few of his pals celebrated his birthday in Key West this yr sporting T-shirts with “This one’s for Joe!” printed on them.

His pal, Bonnie Smith, appeared excessive and low for a greenback invoice Joseph Godcharles left at a Key West bar together with his identify on it. She couldn’t discover it, however she left one at a bar in his honor.

“I don’t know why, however this yr it actually hit me,” Smith, a Cape Coral resident, stated about her pal’s dying. “I used to be a wreck.”

The 2 buddies shared a favourite music, “Jenny (867-5309),” and it performed on the radio whereas Smith was on her approach residence from work on the fifth anniversary of her pal’s demise.

“I cried the entire means house,” she stated.

Smith and Joseph Godcharles met within the early Nineteen Nineties once they each moved to Southwest Florida to work for Eckerd Pharmacy, now CVS Pharmacy. He ultimately switched to work for Walgreens, however they remained shut buddies.

“We have been the identical age, each from Florida, loved the identical issues,” Smith stated. “We watched soccer video games collectively, went to live shows.

“You meet that…