Gerald Dee Hodges
March 29, 1939 – July 19, 2021
A Celebration of Life for Gerald Dee Hodges, 82 of Killeen will be Monday, July 26 at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church Trimmier, burial will follow at the Killeen City Cemetery, he passed away Monday, July 19.
Gerald was born March 29, 1939 in Gorman, Texas to Albert Clyde and Lela Mae Hodges He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rondal Hodges of Valley Mills, TX. He is survived by his sister, Doris Lightfoot Simank, 93 of Copperas Cove. Gerald grew up in the Duster community near DeLeon, TX. His parents farmed Cotton and Peanuts in Comanche County. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1958 and after High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany shortly after Basic Training in Ft. Riley, Kansas. After his military service, he moved to the Killeen area where he began his 29 year career with AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) at the PX Service Station on Ft. Hood. He retired from AAFES as the Service Station Manager in 1995 and spent most of his retirement as a cattle rancher. He was married to long time Killeen resident Jeanne Ellan Reaves on August 25, 1964 in Killeen. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons, Derek and wife Leah of Belton and Justin and wife Alanna of Marshall, TX. Grandchildren, Jake, and wife Taylor Holmes, of Crawford; Kyle Holmes of Belton, Madeline and Landon Hodges of Marshall, and great granddaughter Charlotte Ann Holmes.
The family will receive friends as Crawford-Bowers of Killeen on Sunday, July 25 from 6-8 PM,
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home