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John “Skip” M. Hodges, III, age 74

John “Skip” M. Hodges, III,  passed away on Monday, Jan. 6th.

He was the son of John M. Hodges Jr. and Martha (Tisdale) Hodges and born in Houston, TX on August 29, 1945. 

Skip grew up in Pekin, Illinois and served in the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating from Pekin Community High School in 1963.  After serving his country, he returned to Pekin and was a successful real estate agent alongside his father and brother-in-laws. 

In 1980, Skip made Arkansas his home where he worked in real estate, returned to college, and became a teacher at Hot Springs High School.

Skip is survived by his wife, Jan (Hegg) Hodges, their children, Kendal (Daniel) Glomski, of Hot Springs Village, AR, John M. (Valentina) Hodges IV of Frisco, TX and Brandon (Michelle) Hodges of Rogers, AR, his sisters Susan Kaebel and Corrie Bennett, aunt Betty Kaebel, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and many extended family members.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held later in the year at Ouachita State Park.



  • Ginger Henson Posted January 9, 2020 7:02 PM

    Jan, Kendal and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Skip was such a fun, caring guy. He was everyone’s dad when we were at Henderson and I am thankful we have that memory of graduating together. He loved you all so much. I hope he has found a big lake to hang out by. Praying for comfort in the days ahead.

  • Patti Smith Steen Posted January 9, 2020 10:15 PM

    Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

  • Tom and Nancy Ricci Posted January 9, 2020 11:12 PM

    Many great memories of growing up together. Both as youth and young adults. Lots of fun times, condolences to the family.

  • Pat Edwards Posted January 10, 2020 3:18 PM

    I have fond memories of Skip from my days at Razorback. My love and prayers to his family members.

  • Kathlern Hogan Posted January 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Dear Corrie I am so sad hearing of your brother’s passing. Brothers are very special people. Love to you. ❤

  • Jim kerr Posted January 10, 2020 5:38 PM

    Sorry for your loss. I’ve always thought a lot of skip. He was a good man.

  • Marty & Barb Pogioli Posted January 11, 2020 12:31 PM

    Sympathy and prayers for Skip’s family and prayers for the repose of his soul. I remember him fondly from Pekin High School and beyond.

    Marty Pogioli

  • Mary Jo Alessi and Family Posted January 11, 2020 8:32 PM

    Prayers and Thoughts for the Families of Skip. So many wonderful memories, of good tmes with Skip. May his Soul, and all the Souls of the Faithful Departed, Rest In Peace.

  • Sue Townsend Posted January 11, 2020 11:15 PM

    My sympathy to Carrie & Susan. May the comfort of those close to you provide support at this time.

  • Bobbi Cullen Prather Posted January 12, 2020 1:15 AM

    Sending my prayers, love & fond memories for each of you. Growing up together, we never realize the importance of kindness, laugh’s, fun times or a smile does last forever.

  • Linda Thompson Posted January 12, 2020 6:37 PM

    Prayer and healing to hiia family and special thoughts to Susan and Karl. God bless you all.

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