IMG_9051Lonnie Frazier Hodge, 91, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed away Monday, July 01, 2019 at the Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 4, 1927 in Warm Springs, Virginia, the son of the late Lonnie Criser Hodge and Mary Ethel Lindsay Hodge.

Mr. Hodge retired from the Virginia Hot Springs Company with 40 years of service as a Manager of the Trucking & Equipment Department. After his retirement he worked for McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with 20 years of service and was a carrier for the Bath Community Hospital and the Highland Medical center.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. He was a member of the Ashwood United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board & was a member of the Methodist Men. He was a very active member in all the church activities, especially when they were serving food to various organizations. He enjoyed bowling on various men’s and mixed leagues in Hot Springs & Covington. He loved decorating his yard for Christmas with an outdoor light display that was enjoyed by so many children both young and old.

He is survived by the love of his life for 65 years, Nancy Belle Robertson Hodge; a son, Roger Hodge & wife Valerie “Val” of Battle Creek, Michigan; two grandchildren, Heather VanAmeyden and Lonnie Vincent Hodge and two great grandchildren Taran and Bryce VanAmeyden all of Battle Creek; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Robertson of Warm Springs; a special cousin, Jean Craig & husband Paul of Millboro, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Trimble.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating & Pastor Andrew Beck & Pastor Lynn Wright assisting. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Glen Criser, Freddy Harold, Mike McCray, Carl Williams, Tommy Alfred, James Carpenter, Richard McElwee and Tony Stern. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clifford Williams, Jim Lindsay, Brian Puhle & the Men of Ashwood Methodist Church
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ashwood United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Frank Johnson, 5028 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.
The families wishes that in honor of Lonnie that you show kindness and love to one another.

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