August 3, 1931 - April 14, 2021
On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Bobby John Hodges, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many in his life passed away at the age of 89. Bobby was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 3, 1931 at 8.5 lbs. to Bob and Loraine Hodges. He was raised in a loving home in Kilgore, Texas, graduated from Kilgore High School, Kilgore Jr College and ICS Graduate School as a Mechanical Engineer. His business career began in 1953 with Lone Star Steel. He retired at the age of 75 in the year 2006 with 53 years of service. His positions took him from Lone Star, Longview, Dallas and Midland. In 1986 he returned to Longview to finish his career at the plant in Lone Star. He guided technical services and published a history of Lone Star Steel. He received the Highest Merit Award from the officers of Lone star Steel in 1980. From 1986 to 1997 he represented the company with the American Petroleum Institute. He was awarded the Citation for Service by the API Executive Committee in procedural Standardization of pipe in 1999. Bobby and his sons were avid duck hunters. When not duck hunting he could often be found at his deer lease in West Texas. He was a Deacon at Fannin Terrace Baptist church in Midland, Texas. Bobby and Pattie were founding members of Oakland Heights Baptist Church in Longview. Upon his return to Longview was an active Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sherri Hodges Glover, son Kelly Hodges and former wife of 55 years Pattie Bizzell Hodges. He is survived by his wife Lin Hodges, son Randy Hodges, son Mark Hodges, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 12 pm, April 17th at Radar Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, Longview, Texas with visitation to begin at 11:00 am.
On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Bobby John Hodges, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many in his life passed away at the age of 89. Bobby was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 3, 1931 at 8.5 lbs. to Bob and Loraine Hodges. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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