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Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson


1951 - 2019
Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson Obituary

Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson

October 25, 1951-July 10, 2019

DAVENPORT-Harold Steven (Sonny Boy) Hodson, 67, of Davenport, IA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Per his wishes he will be cremated. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 7780 W. Locust St., Davenport. A private family burial will be held. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Sonny was born on October 25, 1951 to Harold F. and Libby (Havel) Hodson in Davenport. He was a graduate from West High School and went on to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving seven years as a mechanic on turbine generators. He served in places such as Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Sonny was honorably discharged as the rank of staff sergeant. He later worked at Caterpillar Tractor and then Tyson Foods in Missouri as a mechanic until he retired.

Sonny was always helping others and loved spending time with his family, especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and family cookouts. He enjoyed cooking and making his squirrel gravy. Sonny also loved to go fishing and in his younger years he also loved to hunt.

Those left to cherish his memory are his siblings: Judy (Jeff) Lang, Shirley (Verlyn) Keeney, Suzanne (Terry) Cummers, Barbara (Rick) Shaw, Rex (Edelgard) Hodson, Michelle (Basil) Cirillo, Kevin (Rachelle) Hodson, Dawn (Scott) Hann, Lorie (Randy) Weiland, Dorie (Fred) Hansell and Julie (John) Oliger; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Linda Pearsal.

Published in Quad-City Times from July 12 to July 16, 2019
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