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Obituary for James "Jim" Hodskins

March 8, 1923 - January 15, 2018
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 94

Obituary

James Alphonsus ("Jim") Hodskins, age 94, died peacefully in Owensboro, Kentucky on January 15, 2018. Jim was born on March 8, 1923, and was preceded in death by Louise, his wife of 65 years; by his parents, Allie and Mary; and by his siblings Eugene, Henry, Paul, Herman, Cecilia, and Mary Louis. He is survived by his sons Mike, David, Roger and Steven, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In April 1942, during his freshman year at the University of Kentucky, Jim was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II. Jim saw combat action in Europe, and served until he was badly injured in January, 1945. For his service, Jim was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Infantry Combat Badge, and several other achievement ribbons and medals.
After his Army discharge, Jim returned to the University of Kentucky and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in June, 1947. From Louisville to Birmingham to Atlanta to New York City, Jim then spent his entire career working with the Bell System, retiring at AT&T headquarters in New Jersey in 1984 with 37 years of service. Jim and Louise returned from New Jersey to Daviess County in March, 1986, where they enjoyed retirement with their family members.
Jim volunteered many hours for the Telephone Pioneers, different Boy Scout troops, and provided Income Tax assistance for the elderly. He was a member of the Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Jim was an accomplished woodworker, and enjoyed golf, basketball, and telling jokes.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to Blessed Mother Catholic Church.

The funeral Mass we be 10 am Monday, January 22, 2018, at Blessed Mother Catholic Church with Father Mike Clark officiating. Visitation will be at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 1 until 6 pm with a prayer service at 4 pm. Burial will follow the Mass at Resurrection Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.glenncares.com

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  • Blessed Mother Catholic Church
    601 E. 23rd Street
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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