Gene was born in Paducah, KY and was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He served as a medic in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Freeman Hughes; his children, Mary Valkenaar (Tom), Cynthia Barcomb, Craig Hodges (Shannon), Lt. Col. Kenneth Hodges (Wendy), Teresa Hodges (Jeff Bryant); grandchildren, Carol Richard, Amy Barcomb, Eric Barcomb, Chris Hodges (Kenzie Eudy) Karie Hodges (Jamie Howington), Haley Hodges, Allison Patterson (Shawn), Emily Hodges, Tyler Hodges, Brennan Hodges and three great-grandchildren, sister Shirley Schuller. Also Angela Hodges.
Memorial service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday Dec. 2, Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM prior to the service.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Elmcroft-Heartland II and to their hospice teams. Memorial contributions can be made to: Transitions Lifecare at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC, 27607.
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