Robert Harry Hodges Jr.

He was born to the late Robert Harry Hodges Sr. and the late Eunice Gouge Hodges on Oct. 8, 1928, in Gadsdan, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his son, the late Robert Harry “Bob” Hodges III.

Shortly after his birth the family moved to Loganville, where he grew up and attended Loganville High School, North Georgia College and the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1949. He was a member of the ROTC in college and entered the army as 2nd Lieutenant.

Shortly after he graduated he met his wife, Lillian Hodges, while serving in the Army at Fort Hood in Texas. They married on Dec. 10, 1954, and moved back to Georgia.

Harry went to work for Walton-Monroe Mills where he was the fiber buyer. He was an avid golfer and loved all sports, especially UGA football. Harry loved to tell stories, 90 percent of them were true and 10 percent of the stories were embellished.

He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved being around them and watching their activities as they grew up.

He had an amazing smile, never met a stranger and loved the Varsity, Bar-B Que and especially ice cream.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Dornbusch Hodges, of Conyers; daughters and son-in-law, Rebecca Adcock, of Monroe, and Helen and Arnie Parker, of Monroe; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Dan and Marsha Hodges, of Monroe, and Jim and Laurie Hodges, of Royston; brother, Morgan Hodges, of Loganville; grandchildren, Jenny Mitchell, Brittany Hodges, Laura Gay, Kellie Doster, Trey Hodges, Haley Reynolds, Daniel Hodges, Aaron Hodges, Thomas Hodges and Madlen Hodges; and great-grandchildren, Beau Mitchell, Emmie Mitchell, Ella Kate Gay and Clayton Gay.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Conyers Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kevin Hicks officiating. Interment followed at Loganville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Conyers Presbyterian Church, 911 N. Main St. Conyers, GA 30012 or to the Abbey Hospice Foundation, PO Box 68, Social Circle, GA 30025.

Meadows Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.

Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 am.

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