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LAKE WALES - Gary E. Hodge of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring due to a battle with cancer.
He was born July 17, 1939 in Lake Wales to the late Lee H. & Mary Hodge; and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired environmental supervisor for Citrus World, was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and was a veteran of Vietnam, serving as a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was proud to maintain his relationships and bonds with the men he served with in the Coast Guard and enjoyed working in his yard.
Gary was preceded in death by his daughters, Vikki Androsky and Christina Kyrk. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hodge; step-daughters, Lori and husband, Andy Allison of Bettendork, IA, Sarah Grenier of Lake Wales and Danielle and husband, Ian Rylott of Mulberry; sister, Beverly Dampier of Lake Wales; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Good Shepherd Hospice (105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, Florida 33823).
Condolences may be sent to the family and the webcast of the service can be viewed at
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
454 South Buck Moore Road Lake Wales, FL 33853
Published in Ledger from May 22 to May 23, 2013