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Monday January 3rd, 2022
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James "Jimmy" Ralph Hodge

Mr. James “Jimmy” Ralph Hodge, age 85, passed away at Haven Hospice Orange Park on December 29, 2021. He was born July 24, 1936, in Chiefland, FL to the late Bryan and Sadie Hodge. Jimmy worked for General Electric as a maintenance/machinist for 20 years then for Energizer for another 10 years before retirement. He was a faithful member of Newberry Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He was an avid farmer and gardener who in his early years, enjoyed golfing and fishing. Jimmy was also a dedicated family man who loved them more than anything. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy Hodge; his sons, Jerry and Jim Hodge; grandson, Wayne Hodge; and step-son, Marlon Thornton.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 10 years, Marie Thornton Hodge of Starke; his son Jason (Tonia) Hodge of Newberry; granddaughters, Cassidy (Justin) Terry and Morgan Hodge; great-grandchildren, Riley, Kearsten, and Emily Hodge; siblings, Wilson (Judy) Hodge and Sherry (Earl) Cannon both of Gainesville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hodge; step-children, Cynthia (Dan) Dowdy of Lynchburg, VA, Donna (Bob) Milner of Starke, and Shane (Thressa) Thornton of Brooker; step-grandchildren, Micah, Wendy, Matthew, Daniel, Macy, Heather, Waylon, Joshua, and Amber; step-greatgrandchildren, Kyler, Michael, Brooklyn, Caden, Dylan, Julianna, Lindsey, Brylin, Brinley, Eric Jr., Dex, Lily, Stella, River, Holt, and Hannah; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

A service to honor Jimmy will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00am. He will be laid to rest at Newberry Cemetery immediately following the service. Pastors Tim Spivey and Jess Carter will officiate the services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.ArcherFuneralHome.com

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Having known Jimmy when I was a kid and preached for the Newberry church of Christ from 1991-1997, I have never known Jimmy to be anything but a wonderful reflection of Jesus and His love others. He was always the most accommodating fella I ever met. All he had to do was know there was a need and somehow he would do within his power to fill the need. Heaven is a little sweeter and this world is better off due to his example and influence.

Tim Spivy Jan 2 2022 7:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jimmy" Hodge

Cathy and Dennis Reynolds Jan 2 2022 5:12 PM

Prayers for Marie Thornton Hodge family.

infred Tomlinson Family Jan 2 2022 11:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jimmy" Hodge

Winfred & Geraldine Tomlinson Jan 2 2022 11:02 AM