Visitation: Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. from the funeral home with burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.
Floyd G. Hodge age 97 of Sturgis passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Sturgis Hospital.
Floyd was born December 3, 1921 in Cowan, TN a son to the late Howard E. and Effie J. (Grandstaff) Hodges.
Floyd grew up in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1942, he moved to Sturgis in 1948.
On September 28, 1947 he married Lola J. Gilbo in Sturgis.
Floyd served in the U.S. Army for 31 months during World War II, he served with the Big Red 1 in the European theater in North Africa and Italy
He had worked as a truck driver 45 years, logging over 1 million safe miles.
He was a member of the Sturgis Missionary Church.
He is survived by his wife Lola J. Hodges of Sturgis, daughter Julie D. (Wes) Thatcher of Three Rivers, two sons, Keith C. (Connie) Hodges of New Albany, IN and Brian W. (Ila) Hodges of Sturgis, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, niece Janet (Dennis) Stoll of Sherwood and nephew Ivin (Sherry) Riddle of Mendon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Willard (Bud) and James C. Hodges.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services will be Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. from the funeral home with Pastor Joshua Brueck of the Sturgis Missionary Church and Rev Rodger Moyer of the Sturgis Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon with military honors conferred by the Colon American Legion and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. If desired the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Floyd to the Sturgis Missionary Church or the charity of one’s choice.