Joe E HodgesApril 18, 1931 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 86)
Joe Earlon Hodges, 86, of Newton died on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Accura of Newton West. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the Haven Vineyard Church in Newton. Memorials in Joe’s name may be left at the church. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in handling the cremation.
Joe, the son of Floyd and Roxey (Newman) Hodges, was born on April 18, 1931 in Warren Township in Poweshiek County, Iowa. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. Joe was united in marriage with Nyla Munson on November 6, 1954 in Unionville, Missouri. Most of their life was spent in Newton, Iowa. Joe worked as a Police Officer and later in the factory at the Maytag Company. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, UAW Local 997, and attended the Community Heights Alliance Church. Joe enjoyed mowing, camping, and boating.
Those left to honor Joe’s memory are his wife, Nyla Hodges of Newton; children, Dixie Hodges (Tim Malone) of Otley and Danny (Connie) Hodges of Casa Grande, Arizona; grandchildren, Amy (Cory) Orr, Christy (Todd) Friedman, Lacey (Jonathan) Randall, Paul Durbala, and Cassandra Malone; 10 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Doug (Evelyn) Hodges and Cindy Hagen; and sister-in-law, Carol Hodges. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Hodges.