Brad Hodges

October 17, 1948 - August 30, 2012

10/17/1948 - 08/30/2012

Brad Hodges, 63, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence in Virginia Beach.

Brad was born in Port Hueneme, CA the son of the late Nelda R. Hodges and Roy S. Hodges of Virginia Beach. Mr. Hodges retired from the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 24 years of service. He also worked for 10 years at Edwards Air Force Base in California working with Civil Service. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Brad had a passion for collecting and building trains. He loved fishing and had many other hobbies and talents. He will be greatly missed and loved by his family and friends.

Besides his father he is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Joanne K. Hodges, two children, Michelle Smith and her husband Shane of Ohio and Charles Hodges and his wife Renee of South Carolina; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Celebration of Brad’s life will be held Monday, September 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Oak Grove Baptist Church, 691 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach. The Reverend Charles L. Mosley, Jr. will officiate. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Linda & Danny Jordan
7 years ago

Brad is surely missed by us, who selfishly wanted to keep him here. But he sings with angels now – they are blessed to have him!

Dolores Marinello
7 years ago

Brad will surely be missed by us! He was an absolutely wonderful guy to know and we loved him very much! Sing with the Lord, our friend, rejoice in His love!

Kenny, Dolores, Charlotte & Matthew Marinello

James Barrett
7 years ago


I was just getting to know you and appreciate you. I will miss not attending auctions and toy shows with you. We will see each other in heaven. I will meet you at the Eastern Gate. Jim Barrett