Mr. Wilbur Tom Hodges, Jr., 90, of Summerton, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, March 27th, 2021, while at home with his family.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Monday morning, May 3rd, 2021, from Summerton Baptist Church.
He was born in Sanford, Florida, but a native of Hazel Park, Michigan. Mr. Hodges was a son of the late Wilbur T., Sr. & Annie Nichols Hodges. Tom proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a very hard worker who once owned his own business while in Hazel Park, Michigan. Being an outdoorsman, he greatly enjoyed hunting of any kind; he held the South Carolina state record for catching the largest alligator in the state. Tom never met a stranger and always kept a positive outlook on life.
Surviving are his children, Gerald Eugene (Barbara) Hodges of Clawson, MI and Alice Faye Doolin of Summerton, SC; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Elizabeth Melton Hodges; and a daughter, Mary Ann Hodges Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summerton Baptist Church at 215 Main Street, Summerton, South Carolina 29148.
Norton Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Hodges family.