James D. Hodges, 93, of Woodstock, Ill., passed away on Feb 22, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz.
Born in Cherokee County, Ga., on June 22, 1925, to George and Ada Elliot Hodges. Jim was their only child. He married Ruth Berg Bohn Hodges on May 11, 1991.
Jim was a loan officer at The State Bank of Woodstock for over 20 years and retired from Harris Bank in Barrington. He was very active in Lions Club, Shriners, and was the finance officer at the American Legion. He particularly enjoyed playing “Santa” at the hut on the square and in the Christmas parade.
Jim served our country during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars during his service time. In June of 2013, Jim was a recipient of the Honor Flight, a very special and emotional event he shared with his son Rich. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Woodstock for over 50 years.
Jim loved fishing and took many fishing trips up north and on Lake Geneva, where he and Ruth spent their summers and wintered in Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lorraine Trovero Hodges; and his son, Dennis L Hodges.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Rich (Bev) Hodges; stepsons, David (Natasha) Bohn, Roger (Lynda) Bohn, Phillip (Cindy) Bohn; and grandchildren, Jason (Karrie) Hodges, Nathan (Kelly) Hodges and Marjorie Hodges, and Rachel Bohn, David Bohn, Matthew (Megan) Bohn, Heather (Kraig) Bohn, Andrew Bohn, and Sara Bohn; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, April 19, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at the First United Methodist Church. 201 W. South St.. Woodstock. Burial will be after the service at Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Woodstock, 201 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098, or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 200 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home in Woodstock at 815-338-1710 or see our website at www.slmcfh.com.