Obituary For James Wayne Hodges

April 7, 1943 - January 10, 2021

James “Jimmy” Wayne Hodges, 77, passed away early Sunday morning, January 10, 2021, at UNC-Rockingham Health Care in Eden.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 13, at Lawson Cemetery. He will lie in repose at Fair Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon from 12 Noon to 6 PM for those wishing to come by to pay their respects.

Born April 7, 1943 in Rockingham County, NC, Jimmy was the son of the late James William Hodges and Ruby Gilley Hodges.  He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and a retiree of American Tobacco Company.  Jimmy was a friendly, kind-hearted man who loved to sit on his front porch and wave at everyone.  He was known fondly, to many, as the “Candy Man”, as he enjoyed handing out candy to folks, just to bring a smile to their faces.

He is survived by his daughter, Robin Hodges Baker of Eden; son Eric Hodges (Cami) of Fredricksburg, VA; and two grandchildren, Michael and Ethan Hodges.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Hensley Hodges.

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