September 1, 1949 – April 1, 2018
Celebration of Life services for Wayne Hodges, 68, are set for 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Philip Caples officiating.
Mr. Hodges died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1949 in Ripley, Ms. to the late Ray and Virginia Holliday Hodges. He retired after 16 ½ years as the instructor in the Graphic Arts Department at the Alcorn Vocational Technology Center to open his own company, Hodges and Sons Printing Company in downtown Corinth. Wayne later worked and retired from the Daily Corinthian as the press foreman. He was a printer all of his adult life and had worked at various jobs in printing with his latest printing job being at Office Pro. He attended Mississippi State University and was a member of the American Trapshooting Association. Wayne was a loving husband, exceptional father and a mentor to all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Ray and Virginia Holliday Hodges.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gayla Swann Hodges of Corinth; two sons, Nathan Hodges of Corinth, Greg (Kim) Hodges of Maysville, GA; sister; Debbie Hill of Ripley, MS; brother, Ray W. Hodges, Jr. of Hoschton, GA; grandchildren; Aubrey Hodges, Ross Hodges, Faith Hodges, Dylan Greenway, Carter Greenway and Colten Hodges.
Memorials may be made to: South Tippah School District Superintendents Office, Attention: Frank Campbell, 402 Greenlee Street, Ripley, MS 38663. Checks payable to: RHS Class of 1968 in Memory of Wayne Hodges.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.memorialcorinth.com
- Family and Friends Gathering Wednesday, April 4, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, April 5, 2018
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April 5, 2018
You were the greatest teacher to a bunch of girls!! We Love You Hodges!! You are the greatest! I Will never forget you. Love to you.
April 5, 2018
I absolutely love Wayne Hodges. He always made me laugh, was so very supportive of me, and one of my favorite people to ever work with. Gayla, I wish I could be there to hug your neck. I miss you, love your family, and you are all in my prayers.
April 5, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of such a great man. He was so nice to me and my family , I remember the 1st time he came to school to get his grandson Ross and I would help Ross with his book bag and his grandad said he could see me years from now working somewhere that I would help a whole lot of people. I will never forget those words from him. Since I am now going to school to become a counselor.
Judy Beiber Edgar
April 4, 2018
Wayne was a classmate of mine and always had something nice to say when ever he saw me mostly on Facebook he was a very very nice sweet friend and will be missed by everyone who knew him .
RIP MY FRIEND MAY WE MEET AGAIN SOMEDAY
My smile just for you but I am sad 😢