October 3, 1925 - December 18, 2021
Mr. Elmer Eugene “Gene” Hodges, age 96, of Forrest City, Arkansas passed away from this life and joined his Savior on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in Forrest City. He was born in Forrest City and lived there all of his life, and retired from Charles Todd Inc., and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He had a personal relationship with his Savior Jesus and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church and loved his church family. He was a deacon and was a charter member of Emmanuel for 63 years. He loved reading his Bible. He loved all kinds of ball, football, basketball and baseball. He touched a lot of lives volunteering by coaching little league baseball. He loved watching Mustangs, Razorbacks and the Braves. He also served as a proud member of the football chain gang of the Mustangs for several years. He also played on the Emmanuel softball team for several years. Gene hardly ever met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Rosie Hodges, one sister Annie Mae Dover, three brothers, Reuben Hodges Jr, Jessie Hodges, and James Hodges, one grandson, Brian Shaddock. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, Evelyn Hodges of the home. He will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. He leaves behind two daughters, E.J. (Lewis) Etheridge, Rita (Jody) Nail and one son Barry (Cindy) Hodges, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren who were his pride and joy and a host of many dear family members, friends and acquaintances.. Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 and the service will begin at 2:00 p.m. The family request memorials be made to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 506, Forrest City, Arkansas, 72336, or to Emmanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2214, Forrest City, Arkansas, 72336. Visit online registry at stevensfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Elmer Eugene “Gene” Hodges, age 96, of Forrest City, Arkansas passed away from this life and joined his Savior on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in Forrest City. He was born in Forrest City and lived there all of his life, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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