Ike has lived on Walton's Mountain his entire life. His ancestors were the third family to settle on the mountain, after the Waltons and Baldwins. He had a very normal childhood, when he came home from school his mother had a plate of cookies waiting for him. Ike was friends with John Walton and Callie Mae Jordan throughout school, even though he didn't skip school to go swimming with them.
Mr. Godsey has always been nice and helpful towards the people of Walton's Mountain. If someone got an urgent telephone message, he'd hop on his motorcycle to deliver it at any hour of the night. He would also extend credit to anyone that needed it.
He thought of the Walton children almost as his own ("The Attack") and had found memories of giving them penny candy.