Sidney Lanier Hodge Jr. died on May 22, 2012 at the Terrace in Daytona Beach. He was born in Lanett, Alabama on Dec 12, 1927. He graduated from Landon High School and enrolled in Jax. Jr. College. He enlisted in the Army and was sent to flight school. However, right before he was to receive his wings, the war ended. He next attended Clemson College in South Carolina. He married Bonnie Beaumont in 1952 and they immediately left for U of F in Gainesville. He graduated with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. He was working for the Naval Air Station in Jax when the first missile was launched and they moved to the cape. He worked for Brown Engineering and later joined NASA. The beautiful 2 story house he designed and built on the canal in Satellite Beach still stands proudly today. When he retired they moved to North Carolina where he built several homes before returning to New Smyrna Beach. His survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bonnie; his son Steven Lanier, (Celia); daughter Sandra (Jim); five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren! Services will be held at Beachside Baptist Church in New Smyrna on Saturday, May 26th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Beachside Baptist Church in memory of Sid.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 25, 2012