Francis "Fritz" Hodge, 83, passed away on April 22, 2013 at a local medical center in Abilene. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery with Louis Johnson officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be from 4 to 8p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Francis was born on September 18, 1929 in Shelby, MI. He attended school and then served his country in the United States Air Force specializing in aircraft maintenance. Francis then worked in the maintenance department for the City of Abilene. He was very active in the American Legion and VFW as well as a member of North Park Baptist church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Dorothy (Hamilton) Hodge; his second wife, Frankie Vaughn Hodge; and his brother, Charles Hodge.
Survivors include his daughters, Elaine Dennis of Abilene, Patricia Molina of San Antonio, Jean and Danny Mitchell of Princeton, TX, and Loraine and Mark Dozier of Sherman, TX; sons, Dennis and Christie Hodge of Dallas, John Hodge of Cleburne, TX, and James and Gretchen Hodge of Rowlett, TX; his step-daughters, Saundra and L. C. Hollis of Hodges, TX, Shirley Cook of Tyler, TX, Jimmie Stone of Abilene, and Janet and Ronnie Tutt of Hodges; one brother, Ken Mohler of Michigan; one sister, Nellie Jones of Michigan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, 149 N. Willis, Abilene, TX 79603 or Integra Hospice, 1665 Antilley Rd., Abilene, TX 79606.