William Stephen “Steve” Hodges

Published 9:18 pm Friday, October 23, 2020

Mr. William Stephen “Steve” Hodges, age 68, a resident of Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at his home with his family at his side.

A graveside funeral service was held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Dixon Cemetery in Chocowinity and was officiated by Pastor Shad Watters. Pallbearers were Michael Alligood, Wayne Jackson, Ray Hodges, Earl Godley, Bennie Bright and Brent Hodges.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.

Steve was born in Beaufort County on April 22, 1952, son of the late Norman Junior Hodges and Betty Ruth Dixon Hodges, who survives. He attended Chocowinity High School before serving his country in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 3, 1984, he married the former Judith Zorada Everette, who survives. In 2012, he retired from PCS Corp. in Aurora as an electrician. He was a member of Washington Moose Lodge No. 1800, enjoyed fishing, mowing grass and mowed the lawns of many.

Surviving along with his wife, Judy, of the home, and mother Betty Hodges, of Chocowinity, are two daughters, Stephanie Hodges Alligood (Michael) and Heather Dawn Hartley (David Jr.), all of Washington; a sister, Betty Lou Steel (Robert), of Chocowinity; a brother, Terry Allen Hodges (Selena), of Blounts Creek; four grandchildren, Lincoln Riley Alligood, Nolan Caffrey Alligood, Hunter Lee Leggett and Holden Reed Leggett; a special fur baby, Louie, of the home ;and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased along with his father by two brothers, Jessie Norman Hodges and Elbert Glenn Hodges.

Flowers are welcome and appreciated and the family kindly asks that any memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Steve’s family.