Richard Hodges was born in Ocala, Florida, the youngest of William and Mary Hodges' four sons on March 18, 1939. He died March 28, 2014.
Richard moved to Lompoc, California, in 1969, where he met and married Judy Gray Allen Hodges.
He worked for The Boeing Company, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as head of the administrative departments and retired as Boeing's base manager in 1995 after 33 years. He held degrees from Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, and attended LaVerne University.
He and Judy retired to Pace, Florida, in 1998. They enjoyed traveling across the country in their motorhome, visiting friends and family, and seeing all the natural and man-made wonders along the way. He was deeply proud of his family and cherished their company.
He was briefly a licensed realtor until his health failed in 2008. He also worked for Muskogee Metalworks in Atmore, Alabama, on a consulting basis.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and spent time in Colorado and Germany.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Hodges, and a brother, Gene Bell.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Judy, sons Craig (Karen) Hodges of Corning, Calif., David (Waunema) Hodges of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Steven (Tracie) Hodges of Lompoc, Calif., daughters, Gina Hodges Tingle of Tucson, Arizona, and Gisela Schiffer of Sherman Oaks, Calif. He also leaves his step-children, Donna Allen (Tom) Wilson of Milton, Florida, and Christopher (Leslie) Allen of Lompoc, Calif., and eight grandchildren. He also leaves his brothers, Dempsey Hodges of Bradenton, Florida, and Edward Bell of Orlando, Florida and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Tue., April 1, 2014 at National Cremation and Burial Society with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 1, 2014