John Carroll (J.C.) Hodges passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 in Lubbock, following complications from a recent fall. Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Anton. Burial will be in Anton Cemetery, with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. He was born Dec. 12, 1928 in Snyder, Texas. The family moved to the community of Whitharral, in the early 1930’s. J.C. married Joyce Lurea Farmer on April 9, 1950 in Whitharral. They were married 67 years and had 3 children; Johnny Hodges of Anton, Carolyn Mens and husband, Gary of Durant, Oklahoma, and Greg Hodges and wife, Barbara of Anton. J.C. farmed in the Anton area for 30 years, then worked as a school custodian until retiring in 1995. J.C. was active in Anton Lions Club, Anton School Board, Local Baseball Commissioner, Lubbock Elks Lodge, and many other activities with his kids. J.C. is preceded in death by his parents, V.D. and Nellie Hodges and two brothers, Ralph Otis Hodges and James Norman Hodges. He is also survived by six grandchildren; John Hodges of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, Bo Mens of Anton, Jill Hodges of The Colony, Texas, Troy Shayne Hodges of Anton, Abby Lisama of Lubbock, and Kayla Chaparro of Lubbock; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters– in-law, Dorothy Crank Hodges of Argyle, and Jeanette Hodges of California. The family suggests donations be made to Anton Cemetery Association; P.O. Box 413; Anton, Texas 79313.

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