Born July 15, 1952, in Newport, Ark., son of the late Ernest B. and Virness Carpenter Hodges, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Vietnam and was employed by Federal Express.
He was married to Emma Shepard, formerly of Kennett. On Feb. 14, 1982, he married Deatra L. Sowell, who survives.
Survivors also include five daughters, Alexis and Jody Hodges, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Megan, Michelle and Kennedy Hodges, of Orlando; three brothers, Ed Hodges, of Kennett, Ernest Hodges, of Newark, Ark., and Floyd Gene Hodges, of Heber Springs, Ark., and one sister, Ann Ward, of Jonesboro, Ark.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Forrest Hill East Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn., followed by the funeral service.
Burial will follow.
Memorials may be made to the "Make-a-Wish Foundation."