June 14, 1945 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 75)



"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven..."

A Time to be Born....

James "Jimmy" Montgomery Hodge was born on June 14, 1945 in Mullins, SC to the late Harvey Hodge and the late Maycie Crawford Hodge.

A Time to Grow....

Jimmy grew up in Mullins and attended Marion County Public Schools.  After graduating from Palmetto High School in 1962, he attended Area Trade School in Denmark, SC earning a degree in Interior Design.  In 1964, he was drafted into the Military and served four years in Vietnam.  He retired from the Army Reserves after 20 years of service.  Jimmy taught painting and construction at Finklea Career Center in Finklea, SC for 30 years.  During his retirement he kept himself busy painting and doing small construction projects.  After retiring from painting and carpentry, he began cutting grass and served as administrator of The BH Hodge Estate until his health began to fail.

A Time for Family....

Jimmy met his wife, Ruth in 1965 and they were married in 1969.  They were blessed with three daughters and three grandchildren.

A Time to Worship....

Jimmy was a life-long member of New Ebenezer AME  Church where he serviced in many capacities.  He was a member of the Trustee Board where he held one of his favoirite jobs, keeping the grass cut on the church grounds.  He was named "Man of the Year" during Men's Day Celebration.

A Time to Mourn....

Cherished memories will always be held by his wife, Ruth M. Hodge; His three daughers: Sheila Hodge, Jamie Hodge, and Stefanie Hodge McCray; a son-in-law Michael R. McCray; one sister, Jannice H. Dean (Wade), three brothers: Edwin Hodge, Reginald Hodge, and Wayne Hodge.  He was preceded in death by three brothers: Emery, Harvey L. and Maceo.  Three grandchildren: Devin Allen Hodge (Scott's Air Force Base, IL), Michael Ralph McCray II and Micca Rachelle McCray and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Time to Laugh....

Jimmy had a deep hearty laugh and he loved to make others laugh.  he never met a stranger and strangers became acquaintances with a joke.  Most of the time it was the same joke told over and over.  Although he was very soft spoken, he never had a conversation that didn't end with a life lesson.  When he spoke, you listened because he meant what he said.

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September 9, 2020

4:00 PM
Troy's Funeral Home
247 NE Front Street
Mullins, SC 29574

Graveside Service
September 10, 2020

11:00 AM

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