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Robert Lee Hodges

June 6, 1926 - December 1, 2018

Robert Lee Hodges was born June 6, 1926, in Halifax County, Virginia, to Walter and Ora Hodges. He went to his Heavenly reward on December 1, 2018.

After high school he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served in World War II and the Korean War for six years. When he was discharged from the Navy, he married Edith Norris, the love of his life, and graduated form Virginia Tech (then known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute). He served Virginia Tech and the State of Virginia for thirty-five years as a Soil Scientist.

Robert was a devoted Christian serving in various positions in his church. He was ordained a Deacon in 1958 and served in that capacity until 1993. He organized Young Adult Sunday School Classes in two churches – First Baptist Church of Ashland, Virginia, and Grace Baptist Church of Williamsburg, Virginia. He also served as a volunteer missionary to Mali testing their soils for food crops.

Robert loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Vaden; his sister, Margaret Witt; and two of his children, Elizabeth Marie and David Alan.

Robert is survived by his wife Edith; five of children and their spouses – Deborah and John Boyd, Rebekah and Arthur Reitz, Charlotte and Edwin Hall, Lydia and David Gershman, and John and Elizabeth Hodges; six grandchildren, Michael (Amber) Reitz, Robert Reitz, Steven (Virginia) Hall, Jonathan Hall, Madeline Boyd, and Kimberlee (Sean) O’Neal; and two great granddaughters, Sadie O’neal and Angelina Reitz.

The family would like to thank the Hospice House and all the dedicated doctors and nurses who cared for our loved one. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA, 23188.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location:

Bucktrout Funeral Home

4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Location:

Bucktrout Funeral Home

4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Location:

Williamsburg Memorial Park

130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188


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