A loving and devoted husband, grandfather and friend, William "Bill" Hodges passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the age of 63. Bill was born in Crowley, LA, December 10, 1949 to the late Carolyn Bowsky Hodges and William Henry Hodges, III. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jeanne Hodges; sons Kenny and wife Danna Hodges, Scott and wife Cristyn Hodges; five grandchildren, Annie, Lucy, and Andrew Hodges and Jackson and Mia Hodges; sister Gerry Sternfels and husband Robert; brother Russell Hodges; uncle Walter Armentor; cousins Renee Chastant and husband Sonny, Gail Johnson and husband Percy; brother-in-law David Carey and wife Cherry; and sister in law Suzanne Garr and husband Floyd. Bill was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, KY, where he met his wife. He then went to work for Commonwealth/Monumental Insurance Company serving as an agent, a manager, and a regional officer before retiring after thirty years of service. Bill will be remembered for his great love of life which included cooking, golf, baseball, hunting, and spending time with family, friends and his grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Carolyn and William Hodges, III, and sister, Kay Hodges Aprill. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Aloysius Catholic Church Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will be held in the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA, 70810 or Baton Rouge General Foundation, 8595 Picardy, Box 410, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013