Donald D. Hodges

December 28, 2018

Donald D. Hodges, 66, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully surrounded by “his girls” on December 28, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 29, 1952 in Decatur, Ill. to Edward W. & Effie M. (Rueff) Hodges.  He married Patricia A. Schocke on June 10, 1972 and she survives.

Don was a 1970 graduate of Frankfort High School and had served in the U.S. Army.  He was owner/operator of Hodges Construction and was a carpenter union member for 10 years.  He had also worked for Heartland Building, and in the roofing industry through 2018.  He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting and fishing and liked to drink coffee with friends at the Downtown Diner.  He was known for his strong faith in the Lord, the unwavering love for his family and friends and his patriotism and love for his country. His love for his girls will go unmatched and will be cherished and remembered forever.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. January 4, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 5th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Witham Hospital Memorial Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Patricia A. Hodges of Frankfort, Daughter: Tracee Hodges of Frankfort, Granddaughter: Taylor Dillingham (Austin Crum) of Frankfort, Brother: Tom Hodges of Converse, Ind., and Sister: Wilma Jean (Ronald) Moore of Florida.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Hodges.


Leave your Condolences

33 Condolences for “Donald D. Hodges”

  1. Mary Richards December 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    So sorry to hear about Don’s passing. We will be praying for you and family.

  2. Deborrah Burgess December 29, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Dear Pat & Trac, I am so so very sorry about Donald! I would come to Indiana but I just got back from Wyoming 2 days ago & another friend of mine died on Thursday, so I’m going to send my love & prayers & thank Jesus for allowing me to know him and go to school with him ! He was a good man & you all have been blessed! God Speed! Debi (Horn) Burgess

  3. Ellen Kingery Hurt December 29, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Tracee, sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Debra Hartsock December 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm


    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father! Hugs, and prayers for comfort and Christ’s peace for you and your family!


  5. Denise Bushman December 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Praying for you all. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and love, Patricia, Tracee, Taylor

  6. Connie Blubaugh December 29, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry to hear about Don. All my prayers.

  7. Joyce Jacobs December 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Patricia & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Will keep you and your family in my prayers in the coming weeks.
    Joyce Jacobs

  8. Barb & Wayne Fausett December 29, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. He spent many hours at our home with high school friends & neighbor guys. & girls. Have always loved him as ‘one of our boys’. He never failed to greet us on the street. He was one great kid. He will be missed.

  9. Jane Werner December 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Patricia, So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. Jane

  10. Ed and Shirley Rose December 29, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    So sorry Donnie lost his battle with cancer. He was a kind and generous man of God, and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  11. Terri Dean December 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Patty, I am so sorry for your loss, Donnie was a great man, with a heart of gold, he will truly be missed, prayers for you and your family.

  12. Shady and Connie Lane December 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Patricia and Traci, So sorry to here about Donnie. He will always be remembered by us since he was the one that built our house. We have always remained good friends. God Bless as he is in a better place.

  13. Lynette & Jeff Hardesty December 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss! May your wonderful memories together keep him close to your hearts. Our prayers go out to the whole family! Jeff & Lynette Hardesty

  14. Pam Burton December 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Tracee, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Jack & Connie Scheid December 30, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I am deeply saddened by Donnie’s premature passing. A fantastic Christian Brother. We prayed together every Thursday for a quarter of a century. Hugs to Patty & Girls. The Good News no doubt where he is. God Bless

  16. Art Carney December 30, 2018 at 9:34 am

    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing, he was a great childhood friend. So thankful we met again in adulthood. Just came up to me a week ago and said it was great knowing me!! His love for the Lord definitely shown in him!! Rest easy my friend.

  17. Jim and Sylvia Nickelson December 30, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Patricia and family, Jim and I are sending you our love and prayers. We loved Don and we cherish all the prayers he and you sent our way when we needed them. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

  18. Joyce Weida December 30, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Patricia and Tracee, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I’m grateful to have known Donnie and the two of you. What a blessed family. Love and prayers to you all!

  19. Rex Bagley December 30, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Patricia, my condolences to you and your family. Don was my best friend for many years. I looked forward to visiting with him whenever I came to town. Much love and blessings.
    Rex Bagley

  20. Cheryl M. Smith December 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    So very sorry to learn of Donald’s passing, I knew his mom and dad and brother John. We lived next door to them for several years. May you find comfort in the Lord these trying times. Sincerely Cheryl Smith

  21. Jan Kersey December 30, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Patty, I was so sorry to read about Donnie’s passing in the Times today. He fought a hard battle and he will be missed. He was so good to come visit my Gary when he was in the hospital. They shared many stories and laughs, which I’m sure was good for both. I saw him at the Downtowner having coffee with his buddies and always had a thumbs up and said a prayer. May God be with you and your family.
    J. Kersey

  22. Anita and Jerry Bradley December 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

  23. Erika Brown December 31, 2018 at 11:30 am

    So sorry for your loss! May God keep you close.

  24. Sandy Waninger December 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers for you all!!

  25. Elaine Moon January 1, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I was so very sorry to hear about Don`s passing. I know from our brief conversation while walking that he suffered a great deal for a long time.
    I hope there is some comfort in the fact that his suffering is over. I know you have many happy memories to keep him always with you.

  26. Dick Perkins January 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s Passing. Such a Good Guy, we go back to Walnut Ave. days. Will be missed by many. Prayers

  27. Ray January 1, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    My prayers are with you at this time, but I know brother Don is in the present of that Spirit that he loves…. See you later brother

  28. Larry Crabtree January 1, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Sorry to hear about Don. He was a great childhood friend. I will miss him. Prayers for his family.

  29. Rick and Karen Knudsen January 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Prayers coming your way from Rick and Karen Knudsen

  30. April Tegarden January 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    What a loss this is. But what a gain for heaven! You will be missed, Don. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ so many times in my life. They have never been forgotten. Well done, good and faithful servant. Patricia, Tracee, and Taylor… prayers and love are with you.

  31. Terry and Brenda Pletch January 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    A life gone too soon. But, it is so comforting to know that we definitely know where he is enjoying eternal life now. Until you join up in that new life also, our sincere prayers are with you, for the peace that only our Savior can give.

  32. Susan Gates & Dreihs girls January 3, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Just by looking into Don’s eyes one could see the kindest most sincere of people! He will be greatly missed in our community..I am so sorry for the pain his absence brings especially for “his girls”, Tricia, Tracee and Taylor . You are on our hearts and in our prayers

  33. Tina Gish and Thomas Gish January 4, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I never saw Donnie without a big smile and a twinkle in his eyes. He was always a very friendly and positive person. I have always enjoyed talking to him and his forever sweetheart. His love of life was always shared by everyone he knew him. He will be truly missed because he is one in a million. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. May the love and support from your family and friends give you some comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Tina Gish
    Thomas Gish

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