Sumter, SC…Robert Preston Lee Hodge Sr., age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home with his family around him.
Born in Clarendon County, he was the son of the late Harvey Preston Lee Hodge and Susie Lee H. Hodge. He was a loving father, a loving man, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a loyal friend and never met a stranger. His hands were always at work fixing things and helping others. He loved the Lord and loved his family. As a young man he was a dog trainer. He worked for Sumter Chainsaw, Simpson’s Hardware and Korn Industries.
Surviving are: his life partner, Terri Cox; two sons, Robert Hodge, Jr. and his wife Michael and Timothy Hodge and his wife Kathy all of Sumter; two daughters, Linda Patrice and her husband Bob of Houston, TX and Brenda Cockerill and her husband John of Sumter; one brother, Jerry Hodge and his wife Patsy of Manning and two sisters, Ann McDonald and her husband Frankie of Sumter and Sarah Geddings (Neil-deceased) of Florence; seven grandchildren, Frankie Parsons, Pete Henderson, Tina Thompson, Ronald Patrice, Hailey Hodge, Victoria Hodge, and Stephanie Kron along with seventeen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of forty nine years Bessie Marie Hodge; granddaughter, Eve Henderson; seven brothers, Eernest Rembert Koone, Frank Koone, Carl Koone, Harvey Hodge, Jr., John W. Hodge, Jimmie Hodge, and Jack Hodge; and four sisters, Gertrude Barbato, Mildred K. Gardner, Athlene H. Thames, and Jill Hodge.
A family graveside service will be held in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Sammy Thompson officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Shuman, Stephen Porter, Austin Barkley, Johnathon Barkley, Harvey McDonald, Todd McDonald, Stacey McDonald, JB Hodge, Ben Holladay, Jeffrey Thames, Austin Floyd, and Bill Greene.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Cross Trail Outfitters of South Carolina, Re: Black River Chapter, P.O. Box 2013, Hartsville, SC 29551.
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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.
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