A graveside service was held for Harold Thomas Hodge Sr., at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at Garden Hills Cemetery with Minister Bruce Green and Minister Tom Hodge officiating.

Born in South Carolina, Harold was a veteran of World War II. He fought bravely as a Marine on the Island of Saipan and was awarded The Purple Heart.

Opelika was his home for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Tenth Street Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He loved his God, his country, and his family, and he loved them well.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty Hodge, as well as a son, Harold Thomas Hodge, Jr., a daughter, Wendy Lynne Hodge and a son-in-law, Mark E. Kelly. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a daughter, Carol Hodge Kelly.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way.” Psalm 37:23

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.


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