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Frederick Andrew Hodnett, Jr.

March 12, 1944July 19, 2020

Frederick Andrew Hodnett, was born on March 12, 1944 and passed away on July 19, 2020 and is under the care of Nelsen Ashland.

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Frederick Andrew Hodnett, Jr.

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William Shore Robertson

July 31, 2020

Dear Mrs Hodnett,
I was greatly saddened to learn of Fred’s passing. It was my privilege to serve as a circuit judge during the time he served as the Assistant Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court. During the many times I dealt with him over the telephone and in person at conferences, he was always unfailingly helpful, warm, and gracious. Having served our country 🇺🇸 during the Vietnam era and our Commonwealth for many years, he was a true public servant. I also know he shared with me other values of faith and family. Indeed, the last time I saw him was at Duncan Memorial UMC.
My wife, Barbara joins me in keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely yours,
Wm. Shore Robertson

Claiborne WInborne

July 28, 2020

Rick and I were saddened to learn of Fred's passing. Having moved from Ashland, our paths haven't crossed like they used to. We have fond memories of raising our children together. Fred will be missed by all who knew him.
With sympathy,

Debbie Johnson

July 28, 2020

Just wanted to send my love and prayers to Lynn, Sam,Andrew, and family for your loss.

jane caine

July 28, 2020


I was so sad to hear about Fred's passing. I recall starting out as a nervous 'newbie' to OES in April, 1980 and meeting Fred. He made me laugh from day 1 and continued to do so throughout the 30+ years we worked together. He was always interested in how the family was doing ("How are the boys doing? meaning Adam, Kevin, and Pat). What a truly genuine person and a joy to be around!

Pat and I want to extend our sympathies to you and your family and to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Jane Caine

Edie Devlin

July 27, 2020

I worked with Fred at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court and will always remember him as such a kind man.

Edie Devlin

Ronald Neely

July 26, 2020

It was sad to hear about the passing of Fred. We worked together 30 years at the Office of the Executive Secretary's Office, Supreme Court of Virginia and we also shared some Army Reserve experiences together.

My best wishes to his wife, Lyn and family.

Rest in peace, Fred.

Ron Neely

Allen Saunders

July 26, 2020

Fred and I were Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers at the University of Richmond and were both at the University of Virginia when he was in law school. We served in the Vietnam War at the same time, he in the Army and I in the Air Force. I'm not surprised at the accolades he received during his legal career. He was committed to whatever he undertook and he cut no corners. He always respected the people he was in contact with, and he earned much respect in return. God bless you, brother, and rest in peace. AEKDB

Jayne Alexander

July 26, 2020

Rest In Peace cousin Fred.

Bernie Henderson

July 21, 2020

It was my pleasure to serve in Virginia government with Fred for many years. There was no more dedicated, congenial and humble public servant than Fred. Virginians and our judicial system will reap the benefits of his service for many years to come. I will always treasure my memories of working with him.

Bernie Henderson


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