OBITUARY

Sam Hodge

March 13, 1941July 26, 2020
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James M. “Sam” Hodge, 79, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Mr. Hodge was born and raised in East Lake. He graduated from Central High School in 1959, then served in the US Air Force from 1960 – 64, Indian Mountain AFB, Alaska 708th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 1972 and retired from the US Postal Service as a Supervisor in 1997.

Sam was an avid University of Tennessee football fan and loved to golf. After retirement, he loved to attend any sporting event of his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Julia Hodge; daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Brinkmann; granddaughters, Molly, Emma and Megan Brinkmann; and sister, Linda (Bill) Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Sue Hodge; brother, Chuck Hodge; and sisters, Reida Gordon and Nancy Kilgore.

Visitation will be from 12 to 2 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 PM at Lakewood Memory Gardens East.

Memorial donations may be made in Sam's memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org).

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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john millsap

July 28, 2020

Sam, al bragg, brad Hagan & mself enjoyed a lot of golf outings here and also in myrtle beach always a great time - we had Jim was also a great coworker will be missed by all saw him last at east lake reunion talked a while best wishes & sympathy to family JOHN Millsap

Sara Mary Wallace

July 27, 2020

What a wonderful man. We will miss seeing him at all the girls' events. He cheered them all on and made them all feel like they had a fan. We were a big fan of his. Love, The Wallace Family

Barbara Hassett

July 27, 2020

Gary worked with Sam at USPS for many years and Judy and I went to school together. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family during this time. May God comfort you.

Barbara Gray Hassett and Gary Hassett

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Sam and Chuck

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Walking me down the isle

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Golf with Kevin and Paul

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Golf with Rick and Kevin

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Sam and Chuck

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Sam and Chuck

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Walking me down the isle

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Golf with Kevin and Paul

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Golf with Rick and Kevin

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Sam and Chuck

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Telling me the name of plants, as always

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Leconte with Jerry Hatcher

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Biography

James M. “Sam” Hodge, 79, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Mr. Hodge was born and raised in East Lake. He graduated from Central High School in 1959, then served in the US Air Force from 1960 – 64, Indian Mountain AFB, Alaska 708th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 1972 and retired from the US Postal Service as a Supervisor in 1997.

Sam was an avid University of Tennessee football fan and loved to golf. After retirement, he loved to attend any sporting event of his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Julia Hodge; daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Brinkmann; granddaughters, Molly, Emma and Megan Brinkmann; and sister, Linda (Bill) Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Sue Hodge; brother, Chuck Hodge; and sisters, Reida Gordon and Nancy Kilgore.

Visitation will be from 12 to 2 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 PM at Lakewood Memory Gardens East.

Memorial donations may be made in Sam's memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301,
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org).

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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