Robert S. Hodges

Robert S. Hodges, 87, of Cairo, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Metropolis.

Mr. Hodges was born on Sept. 6, 1934, in Cairo, the son of Liston and Clara Jeanette Crippen Hodges.

On June 7, 1953, he married Ruth Virginia Coleman. 

Mr. Hodges was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cairo, where he served as a deacon. 

He worked for Alexander County Sheriff’s Department and Cairo Police Department. He owned and operated the Clark Gas Station for 20 plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Hodges, on April 28, 2003; two brothers, Herbert and Arthur Hodges; and four sisters, Nellie Frey, Rossie Bingaman, Wilma Williams and Margaret Tibbs.

Survivors include three sons, Robert “Gus” (Barbara) Hodges, Kevin (Balinda) Hodges and Allen (Cricket) Hodges; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge. The Rev. Bobby Strong will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge.

Friends can call from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

To sign the online guestbook, visit

Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

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