Jimmy T. Hodges

Published 4:04 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

Jimmy Thad Hodges was born in Washington, NC, on June 21, 1942, to Joseph Floyd and Betty Woolard Hodges and passed away on March 6, 2022.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Dr. Greg Barmer.  The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.

After graduating from Washington High School in 1960, he entered Chowan College where he received an AA degree in 1963. He then attended East Carolina University, obtaining a BS degree in 1965, a degree in Education administration in 1971, and later a degree in Guidance. He was an active member in the North Carolina Association of Educators and served two terms as president at the Beaufort County level. He was a member of the Pirate Club for many years and was proud to have attended every home football game from 1963 until 2020 (57 years).

Mr. Hodges was employed by Beaufort County Schools for over 30 years, from 1966 to 1996. He began his teaching career at Aurora High School where he taught social studies before transferring to Chocowinity High School where he continued to teach social studies until he became a guidance counselor. After retirement Mr. Hodges served as a substitute teacher, primarily at Washington High School, until 2022. He quietly provided financial assistance, including an annual scholarship at Southside High School, to students and former students during his teaching career and as a substitute.

Mr. Hodges was a member of the Washington Jaycees and served as secretary and treasurer. He attended both West End Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Washington.

Mr. Hodges is preceded in death by his father Joseph Floyd Hodges and his mother Betty Woolard Hodges. He is survived by his many friends and coworkers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County, the Education Department at the First Baptist Church, or Washington High School Boys/Girls Varsity Soccer.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hodges family.