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10/13/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Howard Hodnett

Otis Howard Hodnett, Jr.
(01 Apr 1927 - 11 Oct 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 There is still more sad news today.    Howard Hodnett, Class of 1946, passed away in Newport News on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 86. 

   Widower of Mable Daniel Hodnett (Class of '43), he was the brother of  Rebecca Hodnett Sisk (George Washington HS / NNHS - June '44) of VA, the father of    Jerry Allen ('65) of VA, the father-in-law of  Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA, and the uncle of    Michael Sisk ('63) of CA. 


From the Daily Press - 10/13/13:

           Otis Howard Hodnett, Jr.
   

 

 
    NEWPORT NEWS - Otis Howard Hodnett, Jr., born April 1, 1927 in Danville, Va. and a resident of Newport News since 1942, departed this life Friday, October 11, 2013.

He was a 1946 graduate of Newport News High School, attended Elon University, N.C. and the University of Richmond. Mr. Hodnett served in the United States Army during World War II. He owned and operated Guardian Storage and Van Corporation in Hampton, from 1957 to 1987.

Mr. Hodnett was a member of First Baptist Church, Newport News where he was a member of the Chambless Sunday School Class, a life member of Braxton-Perkins Post 25 American Legion, and the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of the Model A Ford Club.

Survivors include his son, Jerry W. Allen and wife, Judy of Newport News; a sister, Rebecca H. Sisk of Richmond; four grandchildren, Kelly Brown, Jason, Lisa and Caleb Hodnett; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; six nephews; and two nieces.
 
Howard Hodnett
 
 
  The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 pm Monday, October 14, 2013 at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News. A funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, followed by burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Mr. Hodnett requested memorial donations take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyer.com.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from October 13 to October 15, 2013.

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October 13, 2013
 
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will always remember during my high school days of being a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hodnett. I remember particularly going there on a Halloween for a party and the efforts that were made to make the home a "scary" place to visit. He was a very nice man and I am glad I had the chance to know him.

~ Ron Smith, Scottsdale, Virginia
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Octo
ber 13, 2013 

Jerry, Judy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
Dee and Larry Bartram
 


October 13, 2013   

Jerry and Judy, again I send my sincere condolences on your loss. He was a good man.

~ Wayne Stokes, Tabb, Virginia
 


October 13, 2013    

Jerry and Judy,
You have my sympathy for the loss of Mr. Hodnett. May you find comfort with the good memories.

~ Mark Hutcherson, Roanoke, Virginia

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October 13, 2013   
 

  Now you and Nana can dance in heaven forever.

~ Kelly Brown, Newport News, Virginia

 

October 13, 2013 

  Uncle Sonny will be missed by so many here on earth. We love you dearly. I know you have had a grand welcoming up in heaven by all our loved ones that are there. Thinking of you~ Sending my love to you up in heaven.

~ Meghan Hobbs, Willow Spring, North Carolina
 


October 13, 2013   

Judy and Jerry,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing you have so many friends who are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

~ Brenda Insley, Henrico, Virginia
 


October 13, 2013 

Kelly,
So sorry for your loss. Words can take away the pain but he is an angel now.

~ Tara and Eddie Cooke, Hampton, Virginia
 


October 13, 2013 

Thinking of you. Sending prayers to him and to you and all of your family friends and loved ones.

~ LINDA HILDEBRAND-ROGERS, Newport News, Virginia

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October 13, 2013   

Jerry and Judy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jim and Sheila Tetor

~ Jim Tetor, Fredericksburg, Virginia


October 13, 2013   

Jerry and Judy, I well remember your father attending "senior adult" activities at Eastover. He loved to tell jokes and just seemed to love being around other Christians. I know he will be missed by you all. God bless you at this time.

~ David and Loraine Hughes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


October 13, 2013 

Sorry for your loss. He was an accomplished man and active Christian!

~ Harry Pasquier (NNHS 1966), Miami, Florida

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October 13, 2013 

It was an honor and a privilege to know Howard and "be part of your family" over all these years. We will miss him greatly, but find comfort in your telling us that Howard had accepted this eventuality after attending recent sessions with you.

Much love during this difficult time. So sorry we are in Florida and unable to be with you.

Love,

~ Marilyn and Chuck Springfield


October 13, 2013 

Sympathy to the Hodnett family. First Baptist Church.

~ Rube and Judith Brett, Newport News, Virginia


October 13, 2013 

Sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He and Mable were great friends to me. We all traveled to many places together in the 40&8 when I was National Commander. Went to many car shows with him. He was a true veteran and will be missed by many.

~Jim Burden, Newport News,
Virginia


October 14, 2013 

Thank you for all the kind words. My grandfather will be greatly missed. His spirit will carry on through those that knew him.

~ Jason Hodnett, San Diego, California
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October 14, 2013 

  Mr. Hodnett assisted us on several occasions with the restoration of our department's first fire engine. He was a great gentleman and fun to be around.

- Chris Sadler
Battalion Chief
York County Fire and Life Safety

~ Chris Sadler, Newport News, Virginia


October 14, 2013 

I loved this dear man, and most of all enjoyed getting that big hug every week here at First Baptist Church. Otis would help in the food pantry and pack bags on a weekly basis. I really missed him when I could not go down and see him. He will surely be missed here and especially at XYZ. I just can't imagine not seeing him here. I know that he is happy now and rejoined with his Mable. Thank you, Otis, for your friendship to me. You are one special guy and we will really miss you.

~ Rachel Pittman, Newport News, Virginia


October 14, 2013 

Jerry and Judy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you find comfort in the Lord, and peace during this difficult time.

~ Tommy Jenkins, Stanley, Virginia
 


October 14, 2013 

My prayers are with you Jerry and Judy and all those who loved Howard. May the good Lord give you all comfort at this time, and know that Howard is at peace and with Mable. One day we shall all meet again. I want to thank this family for all the memories we shared. RIP, Howard

~ Libby Len Bain, Kerrville, Texas
 


October 14, 2013 

Jerry, so sorry to hear of your loss. No matter what their age when they leave us, we still miss them. May God give you peace in the loss of your dad.

~ John and Cheryl Howard, Yorktown, Virginia


October 14, 2013 

Prayers for the family of Howard

~ Libby Len Bain, Kerrville, Texas


October 14, 2013 

My wife and I knew Brother Hodnett from the West Hampton Baptist Thursday lunches. We always looked forward to seeing Mr. Hodnett and speaking with him. He will be missed.

~ Mark and Miriam Waggoner, Hampton, Virginia


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   Our deepest condolences are extended to all of Howard's family and many friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)


Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.


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