Ms. Thelma I just learned of the passing of Earl. I Have great memories of the time I worked for you and Earl at the funeral home. I know he will be greatly missed. will keep you in my prayers. Joe B Hall
Just learned of Mr. Hodges' passing, and want to extend my belated expression of condolences.
You and Mr. Earl were grand friends, when I lived in Naples. Your kindness and generosity to a new graduate made big changes possible.
Having read the postings of so many others, I see the wonderful way you treated me and my family was the way you lived, rather than the fact I grew up with your nephews, etc.
Thank you for being one of a pair of great role models.
May God be with you at this time of sorrow. I'm praying for you.
Thelma ad Family,
I was saddened to learn of Earl's death. He was a very special person and touched many lives in funeral services, the community, and Florida. They just don't make them like him anymore. Sorry I couldn't attend his funeral service, as we were conducting Congressman Bill Young's funeral at the same time.
Love and sincere sympathy.
George E. Feaster and Family
Moss Feaster Funeral Home - Largo
Thelma, What a shock it was to hear about Earl. Such a wonderful person,One of the Best. It was so nice to have the both of you at the white elephant. My prayers will be with you always. Alice Paquette
Thelma, Naples has lost a great humanitarian and you have lost your life partner. Seeing Earl during his visits to the white elephant, I came to appreciate his gentle personality and winning smile. My thoughts are with you at this time from Rhode Island.
We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Earl. He will be missed by so many. You both have had a wonderful ride in this thing we call life and I know he will be waiting to pick you up on the next journey.We love you all, Peace and Grace, Sallie Brady and All
This candle is for you Chicken, and Lover.May your love for Earl burn as this candle, forever.God bless!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Earl. Love and prayers for you.
Tanna Kimsey Easley
Dear Thelma, our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Our lives have been enriched by knowing Earl forever!! He has been a great example and inspiration to so many! The world has lost a great man, but the angels in heaven are rejoicing!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Keith and Amira Frantz
Bill, the girls, and I send you our love and prayers. You and Uncle Earl will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Thelma & Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Earl was so well respected, and a positive role model to our community. Words cannot express the amount of gratitude we feel for his involvement with our local veterans' organizations. He will be missed. Semper Fi.
Sgt. Chad Coleman and Allison Coleman
Earl and Thelma became friends with my parents back in the early 1960's shortly after we moved to Naples. I can remember many visits to their home and having them around at our home. Earl was truly a Naples icon. I'm sure he will be sorely missed.
All my thoughts and prayers to the family May God be with you always. Kim Belavek
My heart is heavy with the loss of Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are centered around you and family as you continue walking through these difficult days.
Words can't express how much we respected and thought of Earl. Please know that he is in our prayers and thoughts.
Dear Hodges Family,
I want you to know that I am a student at Hodges University, I was very saddened by the passing of Mr. Hodges. I wish I could have met him, but I feel as though I do, I am forever grateful for the wonderful college education I am receiving. God Bless you.
A grateful student.
Dear Thelma, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family! Our life has been enriched by knowing Earl, his life has been such a great influence to so many! The world has lost a great man, but the angels in heaven are rejoicing!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Sincerely,
Keith and Amira Frantz
Don and I were so saddened by Earl's passing. The two of you have done such wonderful work for the Naples community. I will always remember your kindness to us, many years ago, when we moved to Naples. God's continued blessings to you.
Always enjoyed seeing Earl at the annual FEMORS training sessions. A gentleman and all around nice guy. Rest in Peace......
District 8 Medical Examiner's Office
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
You and uncle Earl have always held a very special
Place in my heart. I will always appreciate all the love you showed to mom and Dad. Joy and Will
Thelma what a loss to so many. Your husband was loved and admired by all who knew him . This world is a better place because of you both . I hope they serve plantains in heaven much love.
I saw Earl only a week and a half ago and he still showed his courage and grace. He was a special man in so many ways and my heart and wishes go out to Thelma who is so special too!
Thelma,thanks for the wonderful friendship shown by you and Earl to Fran and myself over the years! you and Earl are true professionals, I learned so much from both of you over the years, May Earl rest in peace. god bless.
Fran and Bill McBreen
Thelma - My thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Earl have always had a special place in my heart. You were always so kind and loving.
Through the years you and Uncle Earl compassionately shaped the lives of children and their families. My family was honored to receive the guidance, support, and humanitarian spirit of the Hodges. Thank you... May you find solace in the memories you and Uncle Earl shared.
To Thelma and the Hodges Family,
I am saddened to learn Earl has passed. I have many fond memories including the fabulous brunches that were a Sunday tradition. May Earl rest in peace and may your wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time.
Thelma, We have so many good memories of Earl. His passing is a great loss to this community. He was such a kind and gracious gentleman. He is in Heaven now but we will never forget him in our hearts.
Dear Thelma sorry for your loss.Earl will be missed by many Earl was their when we lost our son Earl treaded us as friends with respect not as clients and for that he will always be in our harts we will keep you in our prayers. EARL RIP
Dear Thelma, I always enjoyed my time with Earl, and appreciated his friendship during the short time I came to know him. You both are what makes this a great community to enjoy.
We are so sorry for your loss. I will always cherish the memories of Earl and our friendship over the years. All of the family is thinking of you and praying for you. I'm sure Earl and Les Jr. will be reminiscing in heaven. Thank you both for all of your service to the community.
Love, Liliana Whitaker and family
Dear Thelma, You and Earl were for many years good friends and associates. I cherish my memories of time spent with you. You will be remembered in my prayers. Joe Farley
Thelma so sorry to hear of the passing of Earl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Earl was a great friend and a great person who always wanted to help everyone. He is a big loss to the Naples community.
Love, Mary and Mickey Spearman
My love and prayers are with you during this very sad time.
"Miss" Thelma, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Earl. What a wonderful friend he has always been to our family. My father has lost a great friend. Lura Mathews Amos
I was so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He will be sorely missed by the entire community
Linda Morrison Cavin
So sorry to learn of Earl's passing. Our sympathy and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. One of our greatest joys, was meeting wonderful folks like you and Earl during my years in the Rotary Club of Naples North.
All of us at Junior Achievement are saddened to hear the news. Earl will forever be rememberd as a Laureate in our Junior Achievement Hall of Fame as a role model for so many children and members of the Southwest Florida Community. We will miss his smiling face, his gentle ways, and his tremendous leadership. May he continue to be a shining example to us all on how to live and leave a legacy for others.
So sad to hear, I am sure he will be missed by Many many people. You both are such an Icon here in Naples, and have touched so many hearts. My prayers go out to you and your family and friends. May God rest his soul. This is Genevieve Spohn's Daughter Jamie
I am sad to know we have lost yet another respected Icon. He was always so kind and a generous soul , he will be missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing him.
We are saddened by the death of Earl. We enjoyed his company with Mr. Walter Mathews at his home in Butler. He was a kind and pleasant man, and he enjoyed me playing "The Tennessee Waltz" for him on the piano. We will miss his visits. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you.
Joy and Larry Albritton, Butler, GA
A man known well in Collier County, and beyond.....especially through you and Earl's generous gift of Hodges University. For Thelma especially: No matter how long Earl's life...........we know it is never long enough. We always wish for 'one more day', and then.......'one more day', and on and on. Earl will forever live in your heart.
The staff will never forget Earl and be eternally grateful for his contribution and support for many years to Preferred Travel of Naples.
Earl Hodges was a leader, by example, to the funeral service profession, a successful businessman, friend, teacher, role model, and true gentleman. We will always cherish the memories of the "guestinhouse". Thank you Thelma, for your personal and professional example and support for Earl.
Gary and Janie Moegerle and Family
Mrs. Hodges I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Hodges. You both have done so much for our family. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
We are so sorry to hear of Earl's passing. He was a wonderful man. We were honored to have been able to help care for him. Cherish your years of fond memories and know that Earl's legacy will live on.
The Pulmonary Rehab Staff of NCH
Except for my father who died 5 years ago yesterday, Earl was the most influence on my life and career. Him and Thelma did more for me and my family than words can express.What a true gentleman and funeral professional. I will cherish the times i had with him. Todd Muller
So sorry to read of Earl's passing. Was so happy to have known you folks in Naples years ago.
Dear Aunt Thelma;
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Earl's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of you and him, as I was growing up. I was very blessed to have you both in my life. You are in my thoughts and prays.
I feel very previleged to have know Earl Hodges. He and Thelma where very close friends of our family and I am sadden that Naples has lost yet another old timer that helped so many.
My love and prayers go out to you Thelma!
Sadden by the death of Earl. My prayers are with Thelma during this time of loss. I had the privilege of knowing Earl when I was the Vital Statistics Deputy Registrar for Collier County Health Department in 1968. He was always smiling. I will never forget his kindness. He will be missed by a lot of people in Collier County.
A GOOD PERSON. BLESSED TO HAVE HAD HIM HELP SHAPE NAPLES. MARY JANE GRACELY FORMERLY IN NAPLES FOR 50 YEARS.
So saddened to hear of Mr. Hodges passing. He will be missed! (Hodges University class of 2012)
Very sorry to learn of the news of your loss Aunt Thelma and Aunt Virginia and family. Paul L. Hodges