Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Jessie Ben Hodges Jr.

April 1, 1931October 29, 2019

Jessie Ben “J.B.” Hodges, Jr., 88, of Fieldale passed on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born in Patrick County April 1, 1931 to Jessie Ben Hodges, Sr. and Annie Sue Ray Hodges.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Creasy Hodges; his second wife Shirley Hartis Hodges; brother Bill Hodges; sisters, Margaret Miles, Mae Cardwell and Betty Adams.

J.B. is survived by his sons, Tim Hodges (Robbin Bryant), Richard Hodges (Anita Ware); grandchildren, Eric Hodges (Jess), Amanda Barker (Josh); great grandchildren, Savanah Hodges and Addy Hodges, sisters, Barbara H. Rea, Patricia H. Murphy and Nancy H. Shumate (Stanley).

J.B. graduated from Hardin Reynolds Memorial School and served in Army. Prior to his retirement he was an insurance agent for AFLAC. He was also associated with the JB Singers for many years.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Fort Trial Christian Church with Pastor Milford Witt officiating. Interment will be in the Roselawn Abbey. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of his son, Tim.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort Trial Christian Church, 6368 Virginia Avenue, Bassett, VA 24055.


  • Jessie Ben Hodges, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Annie Sue Ray Hodges, Mother (deceased)
  • Christine Creasy Hodges, First Wife (deceased)
  • Shirley Hartis Hodges, Second Wife (deceased)
  • Bill Hodges, Brother (deceased)
  • Margaret Miles, Sister (deceased)
  • Mae Cardwell, Sister (deceased)
  • Betty Adams, Sister (deceased)
  • Tim Hodges, Son
  • Robin Bryant, Tim's close friend
  • Richard Hodges, Son
  • Anita Ware, Richard's close friend
  • Eric Hodges, Grandson
  • Jess Hodges, Eric's wife
  • Amanda Barker, Granddaughter
  • Josh Barker, Amanda's husband
  • Savanah Hodges, Great Granddaughter
  • Addy Hodges, Great Granddaughter
  • Barbara H. Rea, Sister
  • Patricia H. Murphy, Sister
  • Nancy H. Shumate, Sister
  • Stanley Shumate, Brother-in-law

  • Fort Trial Christian Church


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Interment Friday, November 1, 2019


Jessie Ben Hodges Jr.

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Denise Orange

November 16, 2019

Just found out today that Mr. Hodges had passed. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Hodges was a great neighbor and he will be truly missed. May he rest in peace.

Joan Stogner

November 1, 2019


I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Take comfort in knowing that you were a great Son and an exceptional caregiver. You were truly dedicated and loyal and I am confident he was appreciative of everything you did for him.

My deepest sympathy extended to you and your family!

Joan C. Stogner

Dr. Chuck Marshall

October 31, 2019

I am a member of the J.B. Singers. This group is a legacy of
our dear departed leader. We all attest to the fact that J.B. 's
life exemplified what a Christian's life should: "To Glorify God and
Enjoy Him Forever".
We together will continue the tradition begun by our dear friend:
To sing the Glory of our Risen Lord Jesus until we're all home in Glory with Him at last!
Dr. Chuck Marshall for all the J.B. Singers

Cindy Cannaday

October 30, 2019

I didn't know J.B. until late in his life. He was a very special person. He was kind and sweet. I loved having him sit near me in church because I loved hearing him sing. I miss his wonderful voice and his sweet smiles and hugs.