Raymond Lee Hodge, 65, of Healing Springs, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1946 at Hot Springs, a son of the late Charles Randolph and Alice Marie Myers Hodge.
Mr. Hodge was employed at The Homestead, where he will always be remembered as saying, “I’m working like a dog.” He was a member of Eden United Methodist Church, an avid outdoorsman, as well as a loving and devoted husband and family man.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy J. Hodge, whom he married Sept. 6, 1997; a daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Mike Stull of Frederick, Md.; two granddaughters, Kayla and Savannah Stull of Frederick, Md.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Brian Puhle of Healing Springs and Pam and Billy Webb of Burnsville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Ingrid Hodge of Fredericksburg and Ronnie and Adaline Hodge of Williamsville; nephews, Stephen Hodge and Jeremy Smith; nieces, Svenja Hodge, Heidi Smith and Jessica Webb; loving aunt, Blanche Hodge; an uncle, Hugh Myers; mother-in-law Helen S. Johnson of Hot Springs; and a special pet, Miss Kitty.
A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, at Eden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Byong Ahn, Pastor David George, and speaker Donald Lee Altizer officiating.
Burial followed at Williamsville Cem- etery.
Active pallbearers were Matthew Altizer, Stephen Hodge, Jeremy Smith, Johnny Altizer, Charlie Woodzell, Donald Williams, Dempsie Hevener and Eddie Webb. Honorary pallbearers were fellow co-workers in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eden United Methodist Church c/o Dottie Hanshew, 785 Virginia Avenue, Hot Springs, Va. 24445 or Williamsville Presbyterian Church c/o Pam Webb, 13646 Dry Run Road, Williamsville, Va. 24487.