Elvis Robert Hodge

Died: Thu., May 16, 2013


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 20, 2013
Location: All Faiths Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., May 21, 2013
Location: All Faiths Chapel

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   Mr. Elvis Robert Hodge, 85, of the Illinois Veterans Home, formerly of Alton, Illinois died at 4:34 p.m. Thursday (May 16, 2013) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.

   Born February 16, 1928 in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of Robert and Marie Homer Hodge.

   Elvis enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing bingo, gardening and farming in his younger years. He loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed helping his friends when they needed it. He also owned and raced two thoroughbred race horses at Fairmount and Cahokia Downs near St. Louis. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

   He had been employed at the Nesco Steel Barrel Company in Granite City for over thirty years until his retirement.

   Survivors include two sisters, Marjorie Sweet of Alton and Mary Ketterer of Jerseyville; one brother, William Brandt (Betty) of Los Angeles, CA; two nephews, Rodger Ayres and David Hodge (Anita) both of Alton; four nieces, Barbara Belcher (Greg) of Beltree, IL, Linda Hull (Greg) of Godfrey, IL Marilyn Hodge of Alton and DeDe Pepper of Chaldler, AZ. Also surviving are several great nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leroy, Edwin, Paul and Milton Hodge and  two sisters, Minnie Hodge and Clara Ayres.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 in the All Faiths Chapel with Pastor John Adams officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 Monday evening in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home.

   Memorials may be made to The Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.

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barbara (Hodge) Belcher
   Posted Wed June 05, 2013
Elvis was my dads little brother, my dad passed when I was only 19 and i must say Elvis stepped up and did the best he could to be there for me. I can remember Elvis bailing me out of jail when i forgot my court date for running a stop sign,. I was so scared, Elvis was the only one who came to help me! Elvis helped me in anyway he could through the years, I loved playing Bingo with Him and Margie, his smile would light up the room. I will miss him and I know I will see him again, till then...

linda hill
   Posted Wed September 03, 2014
Elvis would help you out and be there for you he will be missed rest in peace linda

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