Timothy Ray Hodges
Timothy Ray Hodges, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020.
Tim was born January 1, 1962, the oldest son of the late Danny and Helen Hodges.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marie Goldcamp-Hodges. Tim is also survived by his pride and joy, his four sons, Tyler (Molly) Hodges of Fairlawn, Ohio, Tanner Hodges of Lexington, Ohio, Daniel Hodges of Flatwoods, Kentucky; and Mark Hodges of Flatwoods, Kentucky.
Tim was a 1980 graduate of Ironton High School and a proud member of the 1979 Ironton State Championship football team. He went on to play football at the University of Akron and entered the United States Army. Upon leaving the military, he became an insurance adjuster and worked the last several years for Kentucky Farm Bureau, where he retired in 2018.
Tim enjoyed spending time with friends, playing guitar, watching his children play sports, and performing artistically. He was so proud of all of their accomplishments. Tim fought hard for two years and nine months against his cancer diagnosis, and he did his best to the there for his children through this time.
In addition to his wife and children, Tim is survived by his sister, Dana Hodges, and brother Ralph Hodges, both of Columbia, S.C.; as well as many nieces and nephews, a great-nephew, several cousins, and a host of life-long friends.
Tim requested no services, instead he wanted people to spend special time with their loved ones. His children request special notes of memories, which they can keep in remembrance of their father. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations may be made to St. Joseph High School or Flyer Club Sports, at 912 South 6th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638, where his youngest son still attends and plays sports, surrounded by a very supportive group of friends, teachers, staff, and families.
Published on January 20, 2020


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Don Lamb
Feb 05, 2020
I worked with Tim for many years he was a good person and a dedicated employee of Ky Farm Bureau Ins. co. I always enjoyed Tim's conversation, he was a good family man.
Ron Pasquale
Jan 26, 2020
I was so saddened to learn of Tim’s passing. My brother Bill and I played football with Tim at The University of Akron. Tim was a natural athlete he could block and catch and made it look easy. Those who knew him can attest that he could play well in any condition. He was a free spirit and I can only imagine he lived his life after college in the same manner. We were better for crossing paths with him even if only for a few years.
Cindy Hammond
Jan 22, 2020
I started with farm bureau at the same time as Tim. I was a brand new adjuster while Tim had previous experience. We travelled to farm bureau tech training together and sometimes I can still smell his pipe tobacco, we were in the car for a long road trip to Jackson Mississippi. He drove the whole round trip, wouldn’t even consider letting me drive and man, we made great time! I don’t recall specific conversations but I remember enjoying his stories, he had a great way of describing and talking about his life, the good and the not so good. He was so interesting and smart and funny and TALENTED. We were in Jackson for 3 weeks and in the evenings after supper he would play guitar and... harmonica and sing his own songs and others. It made being away from home and my kids not so bad. I was fiercely defensive of Tim for some reason. I’m not usually confrontational despite my reputation as an adjuster (I learned a lot from Tim!) but there was a specific evening all of us were enjoying Tim’s concert and some guy was being a jerk and loud and not respectful or interested at all but was ruining it for everyone. Tim just blew it off and continued doing what he loved but I spoke up and told the guy to shut it or go somewhere else that we were enjoying and appreciating what Tim was doing and didn’t want to hear his loud, obnoxious crap. I just remember wishing I had a fraction of the talent and spirit that Tim had. He really knew who he was and what he wanted and what made him happy. I admired and respected and learned so much from Tim. I just worked with him. You are all so immensely lucky to have had him in your lives and helping you grow and learn. Nobody is perfect, but in my eyes and viewpoint, Tim was close. I know he started writing his stories and memoirs for all of you and I told him when I last visited a couple weeks ago that I would love to read some of those someday if they weren’t too personal or meant only for his family. I can only imagine how many memories he shared, he remembered so may details about everything he experience and could tell them in such great, expressive ways. I’m so sorry for the great loss and hurt you all all going through. Tim was one of a kind and one of the best men I’ve ever known.Read more
Joe Holtzapfel
Jan 20, 2020
Tim was part of a team that provided the town of Ironton with something no other football team in history could do and that was a State Championship. I was in Akron that evening when they accomplished what many thought to be the impossible. Tim will never be forgotten and will always be a sports legend of sorts to many in Ironton. Prayers for him, Maria and his sons.
Matt Day
Jan 20, 2020
Prayers for you and your family Judge Hodges.