Thomas Cranmer Griffith Hodges, 90, died on February 23, 2022, at a Fort Worth hospital after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his children and his church rector.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at 10th and Lamar St. in Fort Worth.
In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to the St. Andrew's Anglican Church Memorial Fund, the American Heart Association, or Alzheimer’s Association.
Mr. Hodges was born on June 22, 1931, to William Snowden Hodges and Mathilda Ober Griffith Hodges in their Ellicott City, Md. family home. He married Marcella DeVries Banks on August 2, 1952, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville, Md.
He graduated from Calvert Hall Catholic High School in Baltimore City, where he lettered in football, then graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics. He ultimately went to work for the U.S Department of Agriculture. Before his retirement, Mr. Hodges oversaw the financial impact of water shed and flood control programs for the Soil Conservation Service, later known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, in the southeast United States.
The family moved from Eldersburg, Md. in 1966 to Broomall, Pa., and then to Fort Worth in 1969, all for his work. Though constantly traveling, he was active in his childrens’ activities in sports, school, and church. The family became members of St. Andrew’s in the early 1970’s. Mr. Hodges served on the church vestry, including a term as Junior Warden. For decades, he served as an usher on many Sundays and for select funerals and weddings.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Marcella Mayer; son, Charlie Hodges and his wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Kyle Mayer and his girlfriend Teri Wilborn; Sarah Jackson and her husband, Jeremy, and their children Hodges and Elvie; Laura Hall and her husband, Chris, and their children Elizabeth and Addison; Tommy Hodges and his wife, Brittany, and their children Paislee and Noah; and Bobby Hodges and his wife, Erin, and their children Peyson, Lanham and Orvie; sister-in-law, Anne Grace; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; siblings, John Hodges, William Hodges, Jr., and Adelaide Hodges Jones; and his parents, William and Mathilda Hodges.
Honorary pallbearers at the memorial service are Kyle Mayer, Bobby Hodges, Tommy Hodges, Jeremy Jackson and Chris Hall.