Evansville, IN — Edwin Gene Hodges, 65, of Evansville, Indiana passed away with his wife and children by his side, on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He is now resting at peace with our loving God.
He was born on March 9, 1955 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of the late Harold Gene and Doris Jean (Kirby) Hodges.
Ed was a 1973 graduate of Boonville High School and lettered in football. He also was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree) in Lynnville, and Eastern Star. Ed coached for many baseball organizations including, Lynnville Pony League, Little League and All Stars. He loved summers with friends and family at Barkley Lake and enjoyed the walking the beaches in Alabama. His pride and joy were his children and three grandsons, whom he truly cherished spending time with.
Ed is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara (Crane) Hodges; children, Bobby Hodges and his wife Michelle, Jessica Hodges and fiancé Kyle Wallace; three grandsons, Brandtley Hodges, Henry Williams and Brockton Hodges; brother, Tom Hodges and his wife Anita; sister and brother in laws, Karen and Michael Augustine, Brenda and Howard Penick; mother of his children, Rebecca Hodges; several nieces and nephews; and many other family members.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Hodges.
Funeral services are private and by personal invitation only with Pastor Alan Scott officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future for extended family and friends.
Final resting place will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 4615 Oak Hill Road, Evansville, IN 47711.
Special thanks to the nurses at Deaconess Gateway Infusion Center for their care.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.KoehlerFuneralHome.com.