Sept. 16, 1944 – April 27, 2017
Victor (Vic) Lee Hodges, 72, of Fowler Co. died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the VA hospital in Denver Colorado.
Vic was born in San Diego California, on Sept. 16, 1944, to the late Harold and Marian Hodges. He graduated from Pritchett High School in 1962. After graduation, he enlisted into the Navy, where he spent time in Alaska and Japan during the Vietnam War. In 1965 Vic married the late Betty (Gribble) Hodges. They were married for 25 years and had four children.
After his time in the Navy, Vic became a man of many talents and careers. He was everything from a janitor at the Fowler Christian Church, worked at Fowler newspaper, to building parts for the space station, but the job he was most devoted to was raising his three daughters after his divorce. His hobbies included woodworking for hours on end building beautiful furniture and elaborate chess tables. He also enjoyed teaching himself how to play the keyboard, writing music and playing alongside his good friend Wilbur Pierce. Vic was also a man with a big heart. He loved helping people and never met a stranger and always put others first.
Vic is survived by his children Richard Hodges of Denver, Pam Black, Amber (Josh) Kirby of Fowler, Dawn (Bill) Penick of Walsh; his sister, Penny (Dan) Bunting of Colorado Springs; his niece Amanda Bunting and two great-nieces Evelyn and Addy of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his many beloved grandchildren, Hailey, Brandon, Hunter, Easton, children of Rick Hodges; Jeremy and James, sons of Pam Black; Zavanna, daughter of Josh and Amber Kirby. Brenden, Mykenzie, Josh, Ryan, Tyler, Kayla, Brooklynn, Paisley, and Bentley children of Bill and Dawn Penick. His family was always the most important thing to him, and spending time with them brought him the most happiness.
Vic was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marian Hodges, his nephew Nathan Bunting and his former wife Betty (Gribble) Hodges.
Due to the love Vic had for the hot summer days, services will be held this summer. Final arrangements will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Fisher House in Denver, Colorado (1954 Quentin Street, Aurora, CO 80045) or to the Veterans Affairs so that other vets and their families can receive the same awesome care they provided to Vic and his family during this time.