Peterson Funeral Chapel

     John D. Hodges, 76, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

     He was born to Samuel and Effie Hargis Hodges on May 9, 1940 in Ava, MO.  He was a retired U.S. Army Cook having served in Vietnam.

     Survivors include his wife, Mary; 3 sons, Mark, Mike, and Steve Hodges all of Aurora; sister, Doris Walker of Springfield; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Hodges and 2 sisters, Jewell Johnson and Fern Watkins.

     Graveside services will be held Friday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with full military honors under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

‚Äč     Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.