John Edward Hodges

John Hodges

John Edward Hodges, Sr.

June 29, 1949 – October 4, 2018

After a brave battle with cancer our sweet, loving husband, father, and Papa was surrounded by his loving family when he went to Heaven on October 4, 2018.

John was born on June 29, 1949, in Gulfport, MS, to Jesse “Red” and Irene Hodges.  He grew up in Pass Christian, MS, and was a 1967 graduate of PCHS.  After high school he graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1971. 

John dedicated 45 years of service to Brown & Root (KBR) and to the safety industry.  He had a love of life, family, and meeting new people.  He traveled extensively and never met a stranger.  His friendships extend across the globe.

John is survived by wife Judith Sulak Hodges, daughters Karen (James) Berry, Kristi (John) Hodges Foret, and son John Edward Hodges, Jr., grandchildren Katie (Matt) Lamb, Brittany (Brad) Noles, Jamie Berry, Joseph Berry, Cody Foret, Casey Foret, Chloe Foret, great-grandchildren Mason Lamb, Charlotte Lamb, and Carson Noles, sister Carole Hodges Aricer, as well as his extended family and friends.  John is preceded in death by his parents Jesse “Red” and Irene Hanson Hodges, and brother Alfred “Al” Hodges. 

The family extends their gratitude to the staff at MD Anderson and Houston Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the John E. Hodges “Thumbs Up” memorial scholarship was established via the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).  Donations can be directed to or to Houston Hospice,

A Liturgy of the Word Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E. South Street, Alvin, TX 77511.  A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus #6403 Hall, 129 County Road 146 (at Highway 6), Alvin, TX 77511.