Billy Joe (Bill) Hodge, 83, of Hornsby, passed from this life Friday, January 27, 2023, at his home.
He was born Saturday, october 21, 1939, in Hardeman County, son of the late Joe Richard Hodge and Gracie Lee Tigner Hodge, living all of his life here. He married Sue Harbin Hodge on November 11, 1962 in Corinth, MS, and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2022. He was retired as the owner of Hodge Trucking and also worked for Bolivar Sand Company, Whitehurst Lumber and Jervis (Harmon), and also was a farmer. He enjoyed gardening, tractor pulling, metal detecting, rabbit hunting and camping. His family states that he loved working, never wanting to sit still, but held his greatest love for his family. Mr. Hodge was a member of Hatchie Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Gail Marcum (Keith) of Bolivar, Beverly McLemore (Dennis) of Jackson and Lee Brown (Red) of Hornsby; two sons, John Hodge (Jennifer) of Medon and Tony Hodge (Becky) of Savannah; 12 grandchildren, Kris Marcum, Kayla Kuroda (Derrick), Kara Marcum, Brian King (Macy), Jessica King, Emily and Kenley Mitchell, Morgan and Taylor McLemore, Mallory Mason (DJ), Macy Lowery and Trevor Wilson; and 12 great grandchildren, Kale Marcum, Avery, Hannah and Jaxon King, Weston and Hudson Fisher, Carter Jo Mitchell, Luna Harwell, Malachi Pearson, Corey Dowty, Aubree Mason and Dane Kuroda. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kello Hodge; a sister, Mamie Pierce; a grandson, Jacob Dowty; a son, Billy Joe Hodge, Jr.; a step daughter, Wanda Robin Watson and 3 grandchildren, Corey Hodge, Dalton Wilson and Aiden Fisher. Memorial contributions in his name may be sent to the American Cancer Society (
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