They were founder members of Fargro in 1946, the grower co-operative that spawned Farplants. Godsmark grew mainly cut flowers including his favourite, sweet peas. He was a keen golfer and captain of his local club.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy and three sons Martin, Duncan and David. David follows in his father's footsteps at Swallowfield Nursery and is currently chairman of Fargro. The funeral was held at Tarring Church on 25 August.