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Jack Hodges

Jack Douglas Hodges (born January 12, 1933), 657 Cherokee Mountain Road, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his residence.
Since 1955, Mr. Hodges had practiced general civic law as a sole practitioner in Johnson City. He was a member and past-president of the Washington County/Johnson City Bar Association.
He is the son of the late Robert Lovel Hodges Sr., (born May 13, 1899, Bristol) and Pinkie Catherine Lay (born Nov. 15, 1902, Nickelsville, Va.).
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Hodges Jr., who passed away in 2009.
He entered East Tennessee State College Training School as a first-grade student and graduated from high school there, and went on to East Tennessee State College (now ETSU), where he graduated in 1953. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1955 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association that year.
From 1969-79, Mr. Hodges served on the Washington County Court and was a charter member of the Metropolitan Kiwanis Club, and a former board member of the Crumley House.
He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Mr. Hodges raised purebred Arabian horses and had shown them through the Southeast in halter and English and Western pleasure classes. He owned and showed “Largo,” a Reserve Champion Tennessee Western Pleasure Horse. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert L. Hodges Jr.; two nephews, Robert L. Hodges III and Joseph W. Hodges, and a niece, Mrs. Charles O. Gordon Jr., all of Johnson City; and two grand-nephews and one grand-niece.
Funeral services were held March 16, 2013, in the Morris-Baker South with Chapel. Rev. Hal Hutchison officiating. Pallbearers were Don Arnold, Charles Steagall, Jerry Harkleroad, James R. Hunter, Harry Harman, Jack Cox, Bob DeVane and Cliff Corker. Honorary pallbearers will be Frederick Brandt and members of the Washington County/Johnson City Bar Association. Committal services were in Monte Vista Burial Park.
The family extends special thanks to Karen Patton, his legal assistant, his caregivers and Dr. Thomas C. Perry and his staff.
Send memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association (207 N. Boone St., Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604), St. John’s Episcopal Church (500 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601) or The Crumley House (300 Urbana Road, Limestone, TN 37681).