Mr. Hodges is preceded in death by his father and mother: Canada Clinton Hodges and Ina Mae Durham Hodges, two brothers: Robert “Bob” Hodges, Marion “Putt” Hodges, two half- brothers: Gentry Hodges, Charles Hammitt, and one half -sister: Iris Hammitt.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years: Palma Tate Hodges, daughters: Anita Hodges Taylor, Patricia “Trish” Hodges Johnson, Sherri Hodges White, sister: Ella dean Hodges Lett, grandchildren: Clinton Lynn Taylor, Leslie Erin Taylor, Wesley Reagan Taylor, Andrea Shae Suranofsky, Ashley Paige Johnson, Spenser Alex White, 9 great-granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, special brother-in-law: Marshall Tate, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church in Gray, Tennessee. The service will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Jody Jenkins and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. Pallbearers to serve will be grandsons: Jeff White, Richard Taylor, Danny Jenkins and Jerry Moody.
Honorary pallbearers: Tim Tipton, Harry Vicars, David Fish, and Members of the Gideon Sunday school class of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
An entombment service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at East Tennessee Funeral Home Cemetery, 2630 Highway 75 Blountville, Tennessee. Military Rites by American Legion Post #33 and Gate City Post #365.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missions fund of Buffalo Baptist Church in Gray, Tennessee.
East Tennessee Funeral Home is honored to serve The Hodges Family.
Life Story for Jackie Hodges
Jackie Lynn Hodges went to be with Jesus on December 1, 2017 at The VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He was born in Piney Flats and a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church where he was active in the bus ministry. He was the owner of Jax Mobile Home Park and Hodges Construction. He built many homes and churches in the tri Cities and Gate City areas and went on a mission trip to Mexico. He was a beam walker at The Fort Patrick Henry Dam. Mr. Hodges was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in WW II in 1944 through 1946 on The LMS Ship 200. He was on his way to Japan when the bomb dropped or he probably would not have survived.
His medals include the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Honorable Service Medal and Honorable Discharge.