Robert Thomas “Bobby” Hodgen, Sr., age 93, of Jimtown Road, Springfield, passed away at 6:47 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his home after an illness.
A native of Marion County, he was born on July 1, 1926 to the late Marion Lee and Bessie Arnold Hodgen.
He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, an army veteran of World War II and a farmer.
Preceding him in death were three daughters, Margaret Bess Hodgen on July 27, 1966, Allyson Hodgen on July 27, 1988 and Sandra Moore on September 5, 2018; a granddaughter, Melanie Wise on April 25, 2007; three great grandchildren, Madeline Sandra, David Curtis, II and Charlotte Ann Wise on April 25, 2007; three sisters, Juliet Scott, Mary Ann Hardin and Mildred Browning and a half-brother, Charles Hodgen.
On September 27, 1946 he was united in marriage to, Juanita Hourigan whom he is survived by. Also surviving is a son, Robert Hodgen (Sherri); a son-in-law, William M. “Billy” Moore of Springfield; six grandchildren, Jennifer Martin (Kevin), Kim O’Daniel (Dennis), Missy Russell (Kris), Amelia Yaste (Jeremy), Robert Thomas Hodgen, III (Sheena) and Mary Bess Agee (J.T.) and twelve great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31st at the Springfield Baptist Church officiating will be Rev. Aaron Sherrell, the church pastor, and Rev. Tobe Yankey.
Burial was in the Ryder Cemetery in Lebanon where military rites will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Ready Pal’s Sunday School Class of Springfield Baptist Church.
Casket bearers were Kevin Martin, Will Martin, Jeffrey Ray, Robert Hodgen, III, Bud Blair and Edward Scott.
Visitation was from 4 until 8 Friday at the Springfield Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: The Gideon’s International or Springfield Baptist Church.
Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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