Larry Jay Hodges, 73, of Garden City, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the home of his daughter in Henefer, Utah. He was born August 13, 1939, in Logan, Utah, the son of Jay P. and Margaret Fuller Hodges. He married Lana Pollock on March 18, 1960, in Elko, Nev.
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Larry grew up in Pickleville, Utah, and attended North Rich High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1993. Larry was a member of the American Legion and Rich County Search and Rescue.
Larry passed away surrounded by his family shortly after celebrating he and Lana's 53rd wedding anniversary. As owner of Hodges Toy Box in Garden City, Utah, Larry's motto was "He who dies with the most toys WINS" and he WON!
Larry is survived by his wife Lana Hodges; children Terrie (Guy) Cox and Robin (Joel) Riches; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings Nancy Gibson and Jayne (Brad) Davis; and a plethora of lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Theora, brother Douglas Fuller and granddaughter Afton Lynn Riches.
There will be a gathering to celebrate his life from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Hodges family home in Garden City on Hodges Canyon Road. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Garden City Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary of Logan.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2013
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