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1934 Jack 2020

Jack Hodges

July 26, 1934 — December 31, 2020

Jack Hodges, 86, of Amarillo passed away December 31, 2020 from a long term illness.

Services to be held at First Baptist Church Sanctuary, on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM, in Amarillo, Texas.  Dr. Howard K. Batson, Ryan Hodges, and Tyler Ferguson officiating.  Jack will be in state Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home.

Jack was born July 26, 1934 in Collingsworth County, Texas to Walter and Marguerite Hodges.  During Jack’s childhood, he lived in Sunnyside and Dimmitt, Texas.  Jack graduated from Dimmitt High School.  In August, 1952 he married Beth Hance.  They farmed in Castro County, then moved to Saint Jo, where they ranched.  After Jack’s ranching career, he and Beth moved to Amarillo, where Jack proudly served at the Amarillo Police Department until 1963.  Jack then worked at Pantex, where he retired as Captain of Security.  After retirement, Jack inspected cattle for area banks. Jack’s hobby was the cattle industry.  He was a member of the Cattle Feeders.  He also taught middle school boys’ classes.

Jack was a faithful man of God.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo.  He was also a member of the Barnabus Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill Hodges, and his in-laws, Raymond and Beral Hance, and his sister-in-law, Linda Karagas and her husband, Jim Karagas.

Survivors include his wife, Beth, daughters Sheralyn (Rick)  Bowersock of Wichita Falls and Keri Ferguson of Houston, son Boyd Hodges of Durango, Colorado, six grandchildren: Kent (Stacy) Bowersock, Rob Bowersock, Tyler (Brittney) Ferguson, Ryan (Katy) Hodges, Spencer Hodges, and Lexi Hodges.  Great grandchildren: Tegan, Finley, Quinn, and Rainey Ferguson, one brother Carl (Beth), brother-in-law Kent (Susie) Hance, and special nieces Tracey (Duane) Bunce and Paige (Jeff) Bales with many other nieces and nephews.

His children and grandchildren looked up to him and they were influenced greatly by his love for God and his strong character.

Family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, New Project Fund, 1208 South Tyler, Amarillo, TX 79101, or Ryan Hodges Support Raising Ministry, 7557 Rambler Road, STE 12000, Dallas, Texas 75231.

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