Robert William Hodges

August 24, 1935 - December 23, 2006

08/24/1935 - 12/23/2006

Past Services

Tuesday December 26, 2006
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Wednesday December 27, 2006
Greenwood Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Wednesday December 27, 2006
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Robert W. Hodges, 71, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Saturday December 23, 2006 at his home.
Bob was born August 24, 1935 in Goodwill, West Virginia, a son of the late Luther and Birdie Belle Treadway Hodges.
He was retired from International Harvester Plant in Shadyside, Ohio and Indianapolis, IN. He was currently employed by Belmont Senior Services in the transportation department, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
He was a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, A 1953 graduate of Bellaire High School, Masonic Lodge, Ionic # 438 F& AM, Bellaire, Ancient Accepted Order of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, Martins Ferry Eagles, Bellaire Touchdown Club and a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Korea.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by five sisters and six brothers. Surviving is his wife Elizabeth "Ann" Carnes Hodges, a son, Jeffrey Ross Nancy Hodges of Cranberry Township, PA. A daughter, Amy Jo Thomas Steele of Bellaire, Ohio, a sister, Mildred Lloyd of Wintersville, Ohio, a brother, Buster Hodges of Hutchinson, KS. Eight grandchildren, Benjamin, Gunnar and Matthew Hodges, Brett and Eric Bennington, Bethany, Jordan and Nathan Steele.
Family will receive friends, Tuesday December 26, 2006 from 2p.m. -8p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio where funeral services will be held Wednesday December 27, 2006 at 1p.m. with Pastor Pete Walburn officiating.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

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Nancy Brown
7 years ago


I just learned of your Dad’s death. I was reading the guest book for Renee and came across your entry. I am so sorry. He was a great man. He loved being around you and the boys. Remember all the good times you had together and try to keep his memory alive for the kids. I know I am 2 years late, but better late then never. We need to get together. He was a great Dad and Pap.

Amy St John
7 years ago

Ann, Amy and Family, We just found out of Bob’s passing. This just breaks our hearts, please know that you are in our prayers and if you need anything, please please don’t hesitate to call us. I am sure he and Earl and Freda are all up in Heaven pruning the roses and catching up on all the years. May God Comfort you and Bless you during this difficult time. With lots of love and prayers,

Rick,Amy, Allie,Tay, Logan and Codey

Shaye Gehrig Schuetz
7 years ago

Ann, Amy, Jeff and all,

I’m so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I spent so much time at your house long ago; he was like a second “dad” to me. He was a very kind-hearted man who loved his family above all else. He will surely be missed. You are all in my prayers; he has been made whole and new again. God bless,

Michelle Milbert
7 years ago

Ann, Amy, Jeff, and families,

I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I first remember Bob as Amy’s dad all throughout my childhood. I later met Bob again as a fellow employee at Riesbeck’s. I would later see Bob occasionally driving for the senior services while I was taking my own loved ones back and forth to Dr.’s appointments. Throughout the years, I always enjoyed meeting up with Bob. He was always pleasant. He was very proud of his family: wife, children, foster children, and grandchildren. He will be missed.

Michelle Davis Milbert

Susan Akers
7 years ago

Ann, Jeff and Amy

Sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob was very special. Will miss him a great deal.

Love and prayers


7 years ago

I am also a 1953 BHS graduate and sorry to read about Robert.May Robert rest in peace.

7 years ago


Carolyn Valachovic
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Bob is in good hands now with our Lord.

Lois Johnson
7 years ago

I am so sorry to read that Bob has passed. I went to Brooks Run and high school with him. I know he has left a fine legacy for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones.

Lois Johnson Gibboney

Jean -Joe Hudak
7 years ago

Jean and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, May God have mercy on his soul and take him up to heaven eternally to be with all his family and may God help all of you to get through this time of the loss of your father.

Joyce Mihalik
7 years ago


Heaven just got better and brighter when your Dad came up. He’ll continue to look over you and your sons from above. My condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Joyce and Mike Mihalik

Jill Jones
7 years ago

Jeff, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the strength of your family and friends help you this difficult time. Much Love, Jill

Rick, Stacy, Vince & Luke
7 years ago

Jeff, Nancy & Boys,

It is with great sadness that we heard of your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories you have of your dad/grandfather comfort you at this time. With deepest sympathy, The Milazzo’s.

David Kelly
7 years ago

Jeff, Nancy and family;

I just found out about your Dad, Jeff, and I am so sorry for your loss. Every May, I think about when you and Smitty and I went out to see your Dad when he lived near Indianapolis. I always remember the fun we had when your Dad got us into the Indy time trials, and we were up in the press box!!! That was such a good time, and I always think about it when the end of May rolls around. I’m thinking about you, buddy. We’ll lift you all up in prayer. Take care, Jeff. Dave

Rick, Carol,Jason and Troy Martin
7 years ago

Jeff,Nancy and Boys,

Just wanted to say how sorry we were to hear of the passing of Mr Hodges. We are praying that God will send you comfort in your time of grief. Having experienced the passing of a parent we know that the best healer is time. So give yourselves plenty of time to mourn your loss. But remember this….Don’t mourn as others do that have no hope of life eternal but, mourn as the Christians that you are, and realize you will see your father again in Heaven !!! What a great day that will be !!!!

Love and Gods Blessings,

The Martins

Joseph Scalamogna
7 years ago


We just wanted you to know our thoughts are with you and your family. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish of your father and your children’s Pap.

Joe, Linda, Angela and Vince Scalamogna

Paul Kreiter
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Bobs family I graduated with Bob in 1953 and was very sorry to here of his death

Jeff and Kim Bauer
7 years ago

Please know that you all our in our thoughts and prayers. He was lucky to have you all with him and even luckier to be at home, in his chair. I know the boys will miss their Pap but keep alive the happy times and memories of him.

If you need anything, let us know. we are thinking of you all. The Bauers

Edmund E. Hannan
7 years ago

Robert and I graduated from BHS class of 53. Ed.

Buster Hodges
7 years ago

Thinking of all of you and missing my litle brother.

William Hadley
7 years ago

To the Family of Robert Hodges.

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Bob. He and I go way back to grade school and I worked with him at International Harvester in Shadyside. Bob was a very fine person. He certainly will be missed by many.

Joe and Jenny Augustine and Family
7 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.

tracey littleton & ray steele
7 years ago

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bruce and Stacy Woods & family
7 years ago

We were very sorry to hear about the loss of your father…our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless.