Ret. US Navy 1st Class Ronald B. Hodges, 79, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at home in Harrisonville, MO surrounded by his family.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Walter William (Pat) Hodges and Geneva Mae (Randol) Hodges of Creighton, MO, brothers, Cletus and Roger Hodges and son Ronnie Hodges Jr.
Ron is survived by his wife Darlene and son Ryan (Jill) of Hazelwood, MO. As well as Grandsons Matthew (Jenna) Hodges of St. Charles, MO, Michael (Melissa) Hodges of KC, MO and Marc Hodges of Cullman, Alabama. He is also survived by his 2 Great-Grandsons Kipp Hudson of KC, MO and Warren Jameson of St. Charles, MO, a brother, Steven Hodges, Harrisonville, MO, 3 sisters, Sylva Davis, Archie, MO, Lucretia Hodges, Kauffman, TX, Marcy Polzin, Peculiar, MO.
Born May 15, 1941 in Greenwood, MO. Ron married Darlene (Thornburg) on July 3, 1960. He served 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Navy in several duty stations in California. Ron retired from the Navy in 1980 and enjoyed family and friends across Cass County for the past 40 years. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, MO. Ron enjoyed life and looking for the treasure in people and any garage sale that fell upon his path.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton, Missouri with full military honors.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Byler Cemetery Association or the Harrisonville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
The family requests that if you attend the service to please wear a mask and respect social distancing.
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