Samuel Carter Hodges Jr., Architect Emeritus, age 84, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his residence. Born on August 10, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina, Sam was the son of the late Samuel C. Hodges, Sr., and Martha Alise Hodnett Hodges.
Sam attended E. K. Powe School and Durham High school, graduating in 1948. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from North Carolina State School of Design in 1953 and was finalist in the 1952 Paris Prize competition. He received a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina in 1964.
In 1954, Sam married Doris Louise Moore of Kinston, NC. They made their home in Durham, NC. They have been members of Glendale Heights United Methodist Church since its founding in 1959. Sam was an active member, serving on several church boards, and was elected as president of the local United Methodist Men, Durham District President, North Carolina Conference President, and as a member of the Southeast Jurisdiction UMM Board, where he received The James Award. Additionally, Sam served as a board member and president of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which serves local homeless families. He was also a member of the Jaycees.
Surviving, in addition to Doris, are five children; Doris Alise Hodges (Willis A. Connell) of Stokes, NC, Kathryn Gwynne Hodges (R. Stephen Smith) of Chatham County NC, Susan Carolyn Hodges (Kenneth R. Parham, Jr.) of Durham County, NC, Virginia Lee Hodges (Jason E. Weidenfeld) of Wheaton, MD, and Samuel C. Hodges III (Nancy Marie Betler) of Charlotte, NC. There are nine grandchildren, Carolyn, Elizabeth, Brian, Andy, Kevin, Carter, Alexandra, Borie, and Estelle; and two great grandsons, Leland and John Willis.
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The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00pm Friday, May 1, 2015 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
A memorial service will be held 4:00pm Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Sam to Glendale Heights United Methodist Church, 908 Leon St., Durham, NC.
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