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Verdunville Church Of God
Monday April 1st, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Verdunville Church Of God
Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

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Joe Melvin Hodges

Joe Melvin Hodges, 80 of Verdunville, WV went to his external rest on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his beloved daughter’s home at Whitman, WV with his loved ones at his side. He was born January 3, 1939 at Barnabus, WV a son of the late Fraley and Georgia (Grimm) Hodges. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister: Christine Hodges and one brother: Terry Kent Hodges both of Omar and Switzer. Joe worked for fifty years at Central Hydraulics at Wilkinson before he retired in 2014. Joe was baptized at the VCOG. He delivered dinner for the church up until he was no longer able to do so. Joe was the “rock” for his family. He was always there for his family, friends, and neighbors. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in South Korea, Germany, and throughout the United States of America.

Those left to cherish his loving memory includes his wife of forty-two years: Hester (Baisden) Hodges of Verdunville, WV; his daughter: Temple (Bobby) Farley of Whitman, WV; two grandsons: Robert (BJ) Farley and Jason (Amelia) Farley both of Whitman, WV; one sister: Linda Meade of Switzer, WV and one brother: Ray (Flossie) Hodges of California; his four beloved great-grandchildren: Miley, Annah, Weston, and Jaylee; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, along with a host of relatives, neighbors, and friends.

A visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 PM at Verdunville Church of God in Verdunville, WV on Monday, April 1st, 2019. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 also at the church with Rev. Michael Hartwell and Rev. Tim Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Verdunville Church of God’s Soup Kitchen: 331 George Costa Drive #3291 in Joe’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to: www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com./ . Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV is assisting the Hodges family with arrangements.

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Joe was my brother in law. He always gave help financially and physically when his family asked him. He lived as long as he could, until there was no hope in getting better. His wife, my sister, prayed many times that he would give his life to the lord. He finally did and was a great witness by delivering meals to the needy through the church lunches. He loved my 4 layer butterscotch dessert. I made it one last time for his birthday inJanuary, but he could eat only a little bit of it, due to being sick. Rest in peace. I will decorate your grave in the spring.

Kathy Carroll Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Hodges

Melissa Spry bragg Sep 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Hodges

Annette Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hester and her family are like mine and I love the so very much so their sadness is mine. I didn't know Joe very well but have seen and heard nothing but good things about him.

Patty Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe Hodges

Patty Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph Melvin Hodges, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Joseph Melvin Hodges, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Museum Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Joe Hodges

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