Ray Hodge, age 85, of Forest City, passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Ray was born on Friday, April 1, 1938 in Rutherford County to the late Curtis Hodge and Flossie Vickers Hodge. He worked for Clements Logging for many years and for Tru-Pack. Ray was a member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church and enjoyed working on cars. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Darlene Hodge Brooks and Donna Hodge; son, Bruce Hodge; grandchildren, Andrew Hodge and Little Debbie Hodge; and a brother, Frank Hodge.
Those left to treasure his memory include his daughters, Debbie Butler (Ricky Brooks) of Ellenboro, Cindy Conner of Forest City and Wanda Hodge of Union Mills; son, Billy Hodge (Betty) of Shallotte, SC; brother, Bobby Hodge (Imogene) of Forest City and sister, Jeanette Owens (Benny) of Cane Creek, NC; seventeen grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
A gathering to celebrate Ray’s life will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 14th at Mt. Hebron United Methodist.