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John L. Hodges


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John L. Hodges

John L. Hodges, 79, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his residence on January 2, 2019. He was born September 3, 1939, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to John and Ruth Hodges. He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation he began his life-long career at Owens Illinois for 39 years. He started as a Project Engineer as and retired as an O-I Vice President. During his career, he continued to be actively involved in the UM-R Alumni Association for many years.

John was a Brooklyn/LA Dodgers, U of M fan and an avid golfer. He attended as many sporting events as possible. He also enjoyed his years as a Masters Invitational patron. He had a love for animals and his family raised many pets, including his furry-friend, in-passing, Cooper.

John was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Ellen Michele, "Chelee" Hodges. He is survived by his remaining children, Robin (Larry) Hodges-Bair of Littleton, MA, Johnna Hodges of Decatur GA, Eric (Kathy) Hodges of Sylvania OH; as well as 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services were private per his request. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the A.S.P.C.A. or the .

Published in The Blade on Jan. 13, 2019
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