Joseph Al Hodges, Sr.

Published 2:36 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2010

By Staff
Mr. Joseph Al Hodges, Sr., age 77, a resident of Pantego, NC died Monday May 3, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 6, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington. A memorial service in celebration of life will also be held at 2 p.m. Thursday May 6, 2010 at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven; both of these services will be officiated by The Reverend Randy Green.
Mr. Hodges was born on April 14, 1933 to the late Johnnie Dewey Hodges and Myrtis Vivian Harris Hodges. He was a 1952 graduate of Pantego High School and continued his education at Western Carolina College graduating in 1962. Mr. Hodges served his country in the United States Army. He married the former Betsy Jane Long, who preceded him in death. Mr. Hodges was an Industrial Cooperative Training teacher at Washington High School. Other than the passion he had for his family, Mr. Hodges had a passion to see his students be able to develop trade skills, so they might do well and be productive members of society.
Mr. Hodges is survived by a son; Joseph Al Hodges, Jr. M.D. and wife Alexis (Alex) Garretson Hodges of Hatteras, NC; two sisters; Margaret Hodges Kunkle and Erma Hodges Sadler; four grandchildren; Ashley Christine Hodges, Meredith Adelaide Hodges, Rebecca Caroline Hodges and Joseph Al Hodges, III all of Hatteras, NC.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Hodges was preceded in death by a brother; Johnnie Dewey Hodges, Jr. D.D.S.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 5, 2010 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pungo District Hospital Foundation, 202 East Water Street, Belhaven, NC 27810.
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Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hodges family.
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