Leslie Joe Hodge

Graveside services for Leslie Joe Hodge, age 80, of Thorndale will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in the Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor with Hospice Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. There will be no visitation.

Leslie Joe Hodge was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Taylor to Bryant V. “Duck” and Evelyn (Jez) Hodge. He lived most of his life in Thorndale and worked as a machinist with Texas Instruments until his retirement in 1972. He had served in the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family and friends.

He passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in the Winnie L. Nursing Home in Cameron.  

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Britt Hodge on June 30, 2008; his father, Duck Hodge on Sept. 23, 2000; and his mother, Evelyn Hodge on Sept. 5, 2016.

Surviving are his son, Shannon Clay Hodge of Thorndale; his sister, Alma Jean Lawrence and husband Odis of Burnet; four grandchildren, Michael Britt Hodge Jr., Dalton Allen Hodge and wife Elise, Brittni Ann Hodge and Bonnie Jones; and a number of great-grandchildren; a nephew, Bryant Lawrence; a niece, Jonita Lawrence; a number of great nieces and great nephews; a cousin, Anita Seymour; and a special friend, Daisy Caffey.