Raymond “Don” Hodges, 84

Raymond “Don” Hodges, 84, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away at the Hawkeye Care Center in Marshalltown, Monday, September 18, 2017. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Anderson Funeral Home, 405 W. Main Street, Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Don was born on April 6, 1933, in Dublin, GA, to Robert and Elizabeth (Wade) Hodges. He grew up in Montrose, GA and graduated from Dudley High School in Dudley, GA. He attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA, and the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Don was united in marriage to Edith Vae Worley on June 22, 1969, at the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Don worked as an engineer for Lennox International for 43 years before his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the Lennox Management Club, National Certified Managers, Lennox Credit Union Board, CIRSI Board, Salvation Army Board, Gardner Cottage at Quakerdale, Men’s Garden Club, Daylily Club, Marshalltown Matins Kiwanis, American Legion, and many church committees. Don enjoyed flower gardening, music, the Hawkeyes and Atlanta Braves, reading, homemade food, collie dogs, watching “Face the Nation” on TV, vacationing with family in Fairfield Bay, AR and other southeastern states and cruises. He fondly remembered his favorite river trip through Russia. What Don loved most of all was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Don will be dearly missed by his wife, Edith; his two sons Brett (Marlene) Hodges, of Urbandale, IA, and Bentley (Catherine) Hodges, of Denver, CO; seven grandchildren: Vincent, Adrienne, Isabel and Alexandra Hodges, of Urbandale and Bryn, Hayden, and Brooks Hodges, of Denver; a brother, Charles (Margie) Hodges, of Falmouth, MA; two sisters, Margie Hodges, of High Falls, GA, and Faye (Bob) Fussell, of Montrose, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Baby Lanier, and Robert Hodges; and three sisters, Caroline Hodges, Frances Stahl and Dorothy Hodges.