Brian Hodges | Obituary | Record Eagle

4th October 1956 – –
February 23, 2021

Elk Rapids’ 64-year-old Brian D. Hodges died at his home on February 23, 2021. Brian was born on October 4, 1956 in Saginaw to Devillo and Marian (Douglas) Hodges. He grew up in Birch Run, where he graduated from high school in 1975.
Brian was an adventurous person who even rode his bike from Birch Run to the Upper Peninsula. After high school, he moved with his parents to Kalkaska, where he married and raised his family. He was with Normic Industries in Traverse City for 19 years.
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing, but enjoyed coaching his sons in the Little League and participating in his children’s activities as they grew up, and made it a priority to attend as many events as possible. He was known as “Papa D” by his grandchildren and he valued the time he spent with them.
He is survived by his children Rodney (Meggan) McCaffrey, Brian (Tia) Hodges, Andrea (Eric) Sanborn, and Matthew (Marissa Bennett) Hodges; and grandchildren, Andrew, Abigail, Sadie, Sawyer, Alexander, Annabelle, Edward, Madison and Ava. Also surviving is a sister, Diane (Dave) Morphew; Sister-in-law Wanda Hodges; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Duane.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 6th at East Bay Calvary Church in Traverse City. The visit with the family begins at 10:00 a.m. in the church, the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch. Donations made in his memory can be made to the Father Fred Foundation or family to help with funeral expenses.
Arrangements entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.

Published on February 28, 2021

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