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John P. Hodkin Sr, age 86

John P. Hodkin Sr, 86, of North Little Rock gained his wings August 24, 2022 at home with his family. He was born in Sherwood, Arkansas on December 7, 1935 to William and Grace Hodkin.

He married Vela Hodkin June 28, 1958. They were married 64 years when he passed. He served in the Navy eight years on the USS Gwin DM33. He worked at Southwestern Bell for 35 years.

He leaves behind his wife Vela Hodkin; one son John Hodkin Jr (Tammy); two granddaughters Brandy Hodkin and Krysti (Rashad); four great-grandkids Alyssa, Bailey, Rylan, and William; one sister Inez Small; a host of nieces and nephews; and of course, we have to mention Tig, his beloved cat.

He is preceded in death by his parents William and Grace Hodkin; one son William Hodkin; three sisters Kawana Sprouse, Joanna Baxter, and Mildred Fuller; one brother Morgan Hodkin; and Tig.

A family-hosted visitation and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022 starting at 6:00pm with service at 7:00pm at the Church at Willow Beach; 11200 Hwy 165, Scott, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Toni Taylor Posted August 25, 2022 8:15 PM

    I love you all so much. My heart and prayers are with you always. He was a sweet man who will be greatly missed.

  • Billy and Karen Stricklin Posted August 26, 2022 3:45 PM

    We love you all and are praying for you today, and in the days to come. May the sweet peace of our Lord comfort you all at this time.

  • Michael Zanoff Posted August 28, 2022 11:37 AM

    What a great person John was. He was always kind and would help anyone

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