John Bennett Hodges, Sr., 91 of Wilmar, passed away on May 16, 2018 in Whitehouse, Texas.
He was a retired farmer and a United States Army veteran who served during World War II. He was a member of Wilmar Baptist Church.
Mr. Hodges was born on March 4, 1927 in England, Arkansas to the late William H. Hodges and Eulalia D. Bennett Hodges.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret; two sons, John Jr. and Lewis; one daughter, Marca Lee; one granddaughter, Shannon Lee; one great-granddaughter, Leslie Moore; and one brother, James Hodges.
Survivors include a daughter, Judith Coats and husband Don of Cabot; six grandchildren, Adam Coats and wife Kristen of Cabot, Monica Griffin and husband Josh of Cabot, Mike Lee and wife Roxanne of Grand Prairie, Texas, Nancy Moore and husband William of Wilmar, Jason Hodges and fiancee Liz of Truman, Justin Hodges and wife Norma of Heber Springs; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. William H. Hodges, Jr. of Wilmar and Robert H. Hodges of Tyler, Texas; a sister, Judith Georgine of Belton, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Wilmar Baptist Church, Highway 278 West, in Wilmar. Burial will follow at Old Saline Cemetery in Wilmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at Wilmar Baptist Church.