James L. Hodge passed away July 25th, 2020 at Corner Stone Hospice in Clermont Florida, the age of 84. He was born April 7th, 1936 in Lawrenceburg, TN. He moved to Toledo OH as a young boy. This is where he met his future wife, Mildred Faye Binion. They wed February 21st, 1959 and celebrated 56 years of marriage before Mildred’s death in 2017. He moved from Ohio to Florida in the 80’s. He could not take the cold and missed his two son’s that had moved previously.
James was an avid hunter and loved his dogs. Winning many trophies. He loved to travel on his motorcycles. His biggest passion was his music playing. He could pick a guitar and sing you some Merle Haggard, his favorite country singer. He was a master carpenter and worked all over in Ohio and Florida making many friends along the way.
James is lovingly remembered by his two sons, James (Mary Lou) Hodge, Sanford, FL and Thomas (Alicia Dyke) Hodge, Clermont FL; grandchildren, Jason (Paula) Hodge, Monroe MI and Heather (Greg) Westrick, Rossford, OH; great-grandchildren, Brieanan, Mackenzie, Alexis, Bradly and Millieann; and brother, Charles Hodge, Toledo, OH.
James is predeceased by his wife, Mildred, his parents, Will and Bervia Hodge, brothers Bill and Leo and sister Isabell.
Visitation took place at Newcomer, 335 E SR-434, Longwood, FL on Wednesday July 29th from 6 - 8:00 p.m. The family will receive guests on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 4 - 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will be private and Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury, OH.
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