Philip Russell

September 18, 1959 - May 3, 2020

Philip Russell Hodges, age 60, of Rogersville, passed away May 3, 2020. A private graveside service will be held at Tri-Cities Cemetery.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Zadie Hodges, and brother, Waylon Carroll Hodges.

Survivors include his wife, April Hodges; children, Amber Vinson and Dylan Stephens; granddaughter, Harlee Jo James; brothers, Walter A. Hodges (Thelma) and Loyd Hodges (Jane); sisters, Sharon Armke (James), Sandra Watson (Steven), Barbara Martin (George), and Beverly Stonecipher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Philip was a member of the Sheetmetal Local 48. He was a Christian and an avid fan of Crimson Tide football. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and was loved by all who knew him.

No services listed.

14 Comments on “Philip Russell Hodges”

  1. Our Prince Philip
    Posting this in honor of my precious brother Philip who died so unexpectedly. So unexpected, so tragic, and yet Philip was indeed Prince Philip to those who knew him. Philip lived by the code of heroes like our dad, John Wayne, and other just really fine men. He wanted to please the LORD. He did things for our family, especially our mother, that only he could do, saving her and all of us so much stress for years. Nobly. He worked hard. He loved April for sure, and he love, protected, and cared for her for years! Thank You LORD, for all Your unspeakable gifts, but right now, thanks for Prince Philip!
    I weep as I post this, but he deserves praise and honor, in my humble opinion.
    He called me just out of the blue a few weeks ago, just to check on me, make sure I did not have the virus. He was funny, happy, upbeat, and said I should cook James Clay a steak outside on the grill sometime! I will, dear Brother!
    Philip, you are so close to my heart! We need more time with you, and I look forward to having you for eternity, with our Savior, in a much better world!
    love always
    Your sister in life and in Christ

  2. On behalf of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 48, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the Hodges family. Bro. Philip was well thought of and he will be missed by all. A true craftsman and a great friend to all. We all have the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort your hearts and be with you.
    Church of Christ
    Littleville Alabama

  4. Phillip will be greatly missed by all of his friends and fellow employees of Parkes
    Mechanical and Metals. Our condolences to the family as they go through this difficult time.

  5. Phillip was a lifelong friend, we had many adventures together, he will never be forgotten. My Condolences to his to his wife and family. RIP

  6. So sorry to learn of Phillip’s passing. He was a good guy. My prayers for your family. Jimmy Davis (childhood classmate).

  7. Philip, the past 44 years that I have known you are filled with many good memories. To echo Sharon, you were a Princely Brother-in-Law. Thank you for caring for Sharon’s mother those final years as she battled Parkinson’s. Thank you for escorting Grandma Zadie to Texas to attend our daughter Julie’s wedding in 2007. In the Group Picture at the reception, you are standing right behind the bride and groom so that now each time we gaze at it we will see you and remember how much you were a part of our lives. Thank you for later loading Sharon’s furniture and other inherited items from her Mom’s estate into your pickup and driving them to Texas (2014?). But we are especially indebted to you for giving Sharon a special memory last May when you drove her back to the hotel following her brother Loyd’s Military Honor ceremony and then driving her on to the family get together at Loyd’s home. That private one-to-one visit is very precious to her now. Finally, thank you for the special maroon and white cap you gave me years ago where you had them add a special label: “Native Texan”. I will think of you every time I wear it. We look forward to having you for eternity, with our Savior, in a much better world!
    love always
    Your brother-in-law and in Christ

  8. We will miss you, Phillip. “Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on earth is done.”

  9. Dont know why God took u so soon but im sure u are in a better place but we are gonna miss u so much..RIP TO THE MOST POLITE GENTLEMAN IVE EVER KNOWN ..go rest high on that mountain..

  10. Although, I’ve only known you for a few years, all my memories of you are precious. You were the most gracious, thoughtful, and generous friend to my husband. I know you and Jerry are both swapping good old stories with our Lord and Savior. Go rest high on that mountain, job well done!

  11. Our paths crossed for 40 years. The many camping trips and get-togethers we enjoyed, will always be cherished. May you rest in peace my friend.

  12. Philip you will be missed. You made April so happy and we will cherish the times we had with you. May you Rest In Peace.

  13. My dear baby brother and friend. My heart is broken because I didn’t want you to go. We were a mischievous pair as we grew up together. A bond was made only death could break. You have left a hole in my heart. The world is still rotating, cars are still moving, and life goes on. Without you, baby brother, the world with not be the same. I have lost my baby brother, but you have won a sweet victory. I’m not sure what you are doing right now, but I imagine you are with Daddy and Mama skipping rocks on a calm lake be loved and protected by a good and loving God. Until the day we all meet again, go with love.
    Love you bunches.
    Bev Ann

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