Mark Hannon Hodges Jr.

Published 4:44 pm Monday, April 23, 2018

FRANKLIN — Mark Hannon Hodges Jr., 88, passed away on April 22, 2018.

Mark Hannon Hodges Jr.

He is survived by Helen Beadles Hodges, his wife of 67 years. Also surviving him are his children. Nancy Douglas (Charlie,) Kathy Herbert (Bill,) Mark H. Hodges III (Karan,) Helen Wylie (Larry) and Audrey Hodges. He also is survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and a sister.

Mr. Hodges was a member of the Virginia Air National Guard and served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Prior to his military service he was employed with the C&O Railway. After being discharged from the Air Force he entered the U.S. Postal Service as a substitute clerk. He served in many capacities during his USPS career including personnel officer, chief accountant, assistant director of operations, assistant postmaster and was appointed Sectional Center manager/postmaster, Norfolk, Virginia.

He retired from the Postal Service on March 29, 1985. Following retirement, he accepted a position with the Virginia Department of Military Affairs as a civil engineer.

Mr. Hodges was a graduate of John Marshall High School, Richmond, Virginia. He attended Smithdeal-Massey Business College and studied at VCU, formerly known as Richmond Professional Institute. He completed Advanced Management classes at both UVA and Cornell University.

Mr. Hodges served his church and community in a variety of ways. He was a member of the Ruritan Club, deacon at church, Little League baseball and football, 60-year member in the Varina Masonic Lodge No. 272, a 32-Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a former member of the ACCA Temple Shrine.

Mr. Hodges always thought of his family first, and he was a loving and generous father and grandfather.

There will be a private graveside service at Hardy Central Baptist Church, Henrico, Virginia, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in his son Mark’s home, 26290 Tyler Circle, Courtland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Courtland Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.