Saturday, May 10, 2014

Homer Benjamin Hodges (May 8, 2014)

Homer Benjamin Hodges, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on April 1, 1925 in Wirtz, Virginia, to the late Price & Lena (Sink) Hodges.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Ronald David (Mieko) Hodges of Okinawa, Japan, Robert (Rita) Lawrence of Troy, OH, Karen Lawrence of Greenville, OH, Glenna (Joe) Martin of Greenville, OH, Jeff Hodges of Columbus, OH, Tim Hodges of Union City, OH, Teresa Hodges of New Lebanon, OH, and Benjamin (Nicole) Hodges of Tampa, FL; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sisters and brother in law, Marceda Duffy of Bradford, OH, Marguerite Sealanders of Covington, OH, and Betty (Bill) Jones of Clarksville, TN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Della I. (Lawrence) Hodges; daughters in law, Katie Hodges and Colleen (Collins) Hodges; brother, George Hodges and sister, Eudoxie Bishop.

Homer retired from Hobart manufacturing and was a member of the United States Army serving in WWII. He was a member of the Moose lodge and Eagles in Indian Lake, Ohio. He loved playing bingo, fishing and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

There will be a service held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery, Alger, Ohio at 4:00 PM on Monday. Family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the service at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.

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