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.


  1. Nancy, Words fail me at the moment but
    I want you to know you are in my prayers and thoughts and I send my love.
    I wish I could be there but still at John’s.
    Haven’t been doing very well.
    When I think back to better times I remember
    having a crush on Lonnie when I was about 8
    years old when Wilma and I would come down
    to “Beans’s” House when you were living with her.
    May God Bless you in the coming days, both now and forever.

  2. Nancy so sorry to hear this. Prayers for you

  3. So sorry to hear about Lonnie. He was a wonderful man and will be surely missed. Prayers for Nancy and family. Heaven has gained a wonderful follower. Won’t be long until we see him again.

  4. Prayers for the family, I had the privilege to work with him at the funeral home, a very pleasant man to be around, I always remember how he took me under his wing and showed and taught me so much. His smile was contagious no matter what type of day you were having, he made you feel important. Go rest high my long time fried I will miss you. Until we meet again.

  5. Our dear Nancy,
    My heart is very heavy for you! May God give you comfort and peace during this sad time. You will be in my prayers. I’m so sorry I will not be able to come to the service as I will be out of town. Lonnie will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

  6. Nancy,
    I was so sorry to hear that Lonnie passed. He was a wonderful person and I’m glad I got to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Sylvia Greer Mitchell


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