OBITUARY

Alfred Floyd Hodges Sr.

November 5, 1932April 16, 2021

Alfred was called to his forever home on April 16, 2021. He was born on November 5, 1932 in New York to his loving parents Alfonso and Edith Hodges. He moved to Asbury Park, NJ and then resided last in Ocean County, NJ

Alfred, who most people called “Diddy Boy” or “Big Al” was a loving husband, father, and friend. He served in the army from 1950 to 1953 before being honorable discharged. Alfred was a truck driver for 50 plus years. His last job was at Ocean Utility Contracting before finally retiring.

Alfred Favorite color was blue. Favorite sports teams were the NY Giants, Mets, and Knicks. Enjoyed bowling in the Saturday Night Mix at Shore Lanes. Also enjoyed watching Old Time Westerns. But most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.

Alfred was predeceased by his third wife Carletta Hodges and second wife Joan Hodges, parents Alfonso Hodges and Edith Warrington, brother Buster Everett, his son Alfred Hodges Jr., his daughter Karen Hodges, and his granddaughter Kannarda Hodges; He is survived by his children, Anthony Carey (Andrea), Darlene Dupont, Annette F. Hodges, Craig Hodges (Dana), Alesia Gunter (Mark G), Angela Dillard (Dwayne). As well as a sister-in-law Sonja, a niece, 24 grandkids, 32 great-grandkids, and 11 great great-grandkids.

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Memories

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Nicole Hodges

April 29, 2021

So many great memories with you, hard to pick just one. Definitely loved those moments when I was younger and you would pick me up and take me for a car ride. We never had an actual destination that we were driving to, but we would just drive around aimlessly as you would tell me stories about you being out on the road, serving in the army, etc. We always joked about taking a road trip somewhere like Idaho or somewhere else far. Really wish we did so before you left. You were the most selfless man I know, a great listener, and all around great person to be around. You always knew how to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. You will be greatly missed!!!!!!! I love you Pop ❤️

Alesia gunter

April 28, 2021

My favorite memories of you Daddy is when you came home off the road..... remembering hearing the sound of you parking the truck, the excitement we all had just to see and talk to you! Seeing this tall silhouette come through door and looking up to you, remembering the smile I had ,you being the apple of my eye is home Yeah!!! recalling the unconditional love and attention we all were about to get was the greatest feeling. You listening very attentively to each and everyone of us, about what went on while you were gone. You had this way of making our world complete no matter what issues we had. You were home and life was good! Thank you Daddy for being the best man and father I'll ever know love you infinitely

Akeea Schenck

April 24, 2021

It's so hard to put together, the perfect words to describe how perfect you are pop pop. You treated me no different than your own, you are a definitely Royalty at its finest. I remember my first Christmas with the family, i had to be around 8years old, you asked me what was the one thing i really wanted for christmas and i said a digital diary. You laughed and said i don't need it , i was getting socks under the tree, then said go in his room and get the box on his bed. I ran, got the box and it was my diary. It was the best christmas ever, i hugged him so tight and said thank you. I thank you so much for being the grandfather i needed in my life. I will forever be grateful and thankful for your love. I will miss you forever pop pop. Love you😍

Darlene Hodges

April 23, 2021

I remember, it was Halloween and we were outside in the backyard. Mom took the picture with us in our costumes. Afterwards, dad took us trick or treating. Surprising me with a Buick. The talks on the phone we shared. During his sickness, sitting with him and hearing him call my name . I love you dad and you are going to be really missed. Until we meet again.

Annette Hodges

April 23, 2021

I remember. one Christmas, we went downstairs and there were no presents under the tree. We all ran in to our parent’s bedroom and jumped on their bed and said, Santa Claus did not come. Daddy said, “Oh I’m sorry, they are over my friend ‘s John house”. We all went over there and got them. When I was four years old, I lost my eye and I remember my dad smashing a beer mug with his bare hands. I’m going to treasure my initials AFH. I love my Scorpio and until we meet again. Net Net

Willie Bell Jr.

April 23, 2021

I remember when Grand-pop told me bowling and I could not hit the pins. After, that, I learned to love bowling. I will miss our talks.

Tyrone Foreman

April 23, 2021

When I when I was five pop up with me with my own BB gun cuz I ran up to him and said freeze m*********** and he took me about my ankle and help me upside down and whip me with the stock of the BB gun and since that day I never play with a BB gun ever again

Anthony Carey

April 23, 2021

My favorite memory is when pop came down and stayed with me and Andrea at our home. It was a really great time of us getting to know each other. Andrea spoiled him rotten from giving him our bed to cooking him lots of good southern food. Lots of happy times when I would see him growing up and being able to spend time with my brothers and sisters. Even though we live down here many phone conversations kept us close. We will miss him tremendously.

Craig Gunter

April 22, 2021

My UnSung Hero
Where do I begin..The excitement I use to get, to see that long front end of the Mercury turning the corner knowing you was home off the road. When I use to get on you nerves, and thinking I was faster than you would grab me and dig that elbow in back. Lol !!! Most of all, the visit from you, where ever I was, you was there. Never a Christmas or birthday went by without a big present with your name on it. Stepping into fatherhood you taught me so much. I've learned so much from you. To see how you took care of a whole village, one man was a sight to see. Never knew how much of your likenesses rubbed off on me. Things like being clean shaved. Having$200 at all times because you never know when you may need to get home stuck with me. Making sure I have good credit. When i started my TRUCKING business, I believe you was more excited than me. I cherish all the talks when I was on road, the stories we swapped. Still to this day YOUR wisdom is what kept me safe on the road. I made sure to give you your flowers while you was alive and dedicated a tribute to you and your hard work. Thank you for everything you done for me. Words cant express how much you have done for me, and still teaching moments after you are gone. Love you Pop!!!

Nicia Gunter

April 22, 2021

There are so many to name, taking me to get my license was so terrifying.I never thought I could, and you said “well if you fail you try again, you ain’t no dummy”. Coming to Rutgers to feed me real food. McDonald’s trips before the bowling alley “two cheeseburgers ” . The best lesson I could have ever learned from you, the only failure is not trying. I am so grateful to have you as a grandfather and even more grateful that you filled in for my Dad and became my son’s pop pop too.

FROM THE FAMILY