Robert Joseph Hodge, was welcomed by our Lord April 2, 2013, he was born February 9, 1939, to Frances and Marion Hodge in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Bob graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1958 and soon after entered the Air Force where he met and married Emma Crystel Flett. They were blessed with 8 children: Michelle (Richard), Mike (Rhonda), Marci (Bob), Monica, Mindy (Rick), Mariena (Darren), Mitchell, Molly.
He leaves behind 19 grandchildren; and three sisters, MaryLou, Marjorie, Loraine, and many nieces and nephews.
Bob had many stories of good times and adventures on Moore Avenue and Fairmont Park with friends and family. Bob traveled the world looking for his place in life and found it in our Lord Jesus Christ. He shepherded many prayer meetings with family and friends. He was a beacon of truth for those that could listen. Bob moved to Newcastle California in 2000. Where he spent his final years on Hodge Hill, playing in the dirt and building what god gave him to build, with his close friend and companion Bea Waters. He is loved dearly and will be missed by those that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his son, Mitchell; brothers, Vernon and Richard; and his beloved Bea.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.