Clarence Hodges

Clarence Eugene Hodges, 91, of Farmdale, Ohio, died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at 6:59 p.m. in Select Specialty Hospital, St. Joseph Health Care Center Campus in Warren, Ohio.

He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Adolph, the son of the late John Norris and Fanny Currence Hodges.

Mr. Hodges was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Burma-China Campaign, He was discharged as a staff

sergeant.

Clarence worked in the coal mines in Cassity for 24 years and then moved to the Warren area and worked for Schaefer Equipment in Warren and retired after 24 years of service.

Mr. Hodges loved to garden and was a flea market addict.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mildred Doris Thomason, whom he married on June 26, 1948; his son, John (Cheryll) Hodges of Cortland; three grandchildren, Joshua (Kelli Williams) Hodges, Jensen Hodges and Chandler Hodges, and one great-grandchild, Rowan West. He also leaves his best friend, Sam, his dog.

Other than his parents, he also was preceded in death by one grandson, Cullen Hodges; and his siblings, Hull, Elmer, Churck, John and Noble Hodges, Mazie Fox, Betty Fox and Jane Zirkle.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Monday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in Rowan Cemetery with military honors being accorded.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.