George Everette Hodge, age 77, of Palestine, Texas, passed peacefully from this life to his eternity in heaven on Tuesday, the 25th of February at his residence. He was born in Houston, Texas on September 28, 1942 to John Dee Hodge and Mildred Jordan Hodge. He married the love of his life, Maxine Wheeler, in 1961, and their marriage was blessed with three loving children. George was a man who loved to work, and he worked hard with his hands to provide for his family. He worked for many years on drilling rigs in the oil fields of East Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Dee Hodge and Mildred Jordan Hodge; son, George E. Hodge Jr.; sisters, Martha Ann Armitage and Alma Jean Finley; and brothers, Johnny Hodge and Melvin Coleman Armitage.
Mr. Hodge is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Maxine Hodge; daughter, Charlotte Moser and husband John of Palestine; son, Douglas Hodge and wife Talia of Palestine; sister, Merle VanNatter; brother Henry Armitage; grandchildren, Rachel Williams, Travis Moser, Autumn Baublet, and Emily Hodge; great-grandchildren, Luke Williams, Layla Williams, Cash Conner, Rush Moser, and Jett Moser, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family and share memories of George from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 26th day of February, in the Parlor and Reflection Room of Rhone Funeral Home.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of George Everette Hodge is to be conducted at half past two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 27th day of February, at Magnolia Cemetery in Onalaska, Texas, with Doyle Hodge officiating.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Jerry Hodge, Weldon Hodge, Larry Hodge, Jerry Hodge, Jr., James Hodge and Jesse Hodge. Honored to serve as an honorary pallbearer is Kenny Hodge.
Funeral services for George Everette Hodge are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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