Bill Hodges passed away on July 1, 2018 at age 87. The Memorial Service, conducted by Pastor Matt Steinhauer, is 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church (1655 W. Main St.), Lebanon TN. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, please make Memorial Donations to Faith Lutheran Church and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105). The family extends a special thank you to Alive Hospice for their special care.
Mr. Hodges was born August 12, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Murray State University and served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the American Tobacco Company, JC Penney, and 3M Corporation. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon. He loved woodworking, sailing, art, and writing short stories and poetry. He owned an art gallery in Downers Grove, IL and once boarded a team of polo ponies from Argentina at his Illinois farm. He is survived by wife, Harriett Morgan Hodges, children Brook William (Mary) Hodges and Robin Suzanne Hodges, step-daughter Allison Black, grandson Kyle Conrad Hodges, step-granddaughter Veronica Mihalus, sister Betty Hodges Lewis, niece Linda Lewis Patterson, and nephew Mark Edward (Staci) Lewis. He is preceded in death by infant daughter Amy Young Hodges, parents Louie Edward and Selma Sippel Hodges, and nephew John Conrad Lewis. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.