Earle Hayes Hodges
Earle Hayes Hodges
  • March 12, 1928 - September 24, 2017
  • Louisville, Kentucky

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Earle Hayes Hodges, 89, of Crescent Hill, passed away Sunday morning at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center with his loving family at his side. He was born March 12, 1928 in Louisville to the late Paul Victor and Evelyn Frances Hardaway Hodges. He was a veteran of the US Navy, a graduate of University of Louisville, and retired as a customer engineer with IBM. He was a member of the Solidarity SS class at Crescent Hill Baptist Church. Earle's interests and passions were many. They included literature, art, music, mathematics, architecture, nature, astronomy, and life long learning. He knew something about everything and eagerly engaged others young and old. He was devoted to his family and friends and found great joy in helping others.

Earle was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Crowe.

He is survived by Loretta Hodges the mother of his 3 loving daughters; Maria Priddy (Dennis), Caroline Anderson (Joe), and Laura Ryan (Tina Ward-Pugh), his grandchildren; Lauren McFarland (Drew), Jessica Dunn (Chad), and Kyle Priddy, and his great-grandchildren; Oakley Dunn, Preston Dunn, Aiden McFarland, and Amelia McFarland.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the VA Hospice unit for their loving care.

Services to celebrate Earle's life will be held at 10 am Thursday, in the chapel of Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave. with interment at Cave Hill. Visitation will be 2-8 pm Wednesday, and after 9 am Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to Hospice unit at VA.

Please leave a condolence for the family at: www.archlheadycralle.com