Funeral services for Charles H. "Chuck" Hodges, 77, of Sealy were held
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at 1 p.m. from Christian City Fellowship with
Rusty Griffin officiating. Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in
Serving as pallbearers were David Hoff, Steven Manak, Charles Hoff,
Myers, Wade Hodges and Shan Hodges.
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great
as of a trumpet..." Revelation 1:10
Charles H. "Chuck" Hodges was called home by his Lord on Sunday, Dec.
2003 at 5 p.m. at the age of 77.
He was born June 11, 1926 in Bradley, Arkansas to parents Edward and
(Rodgers) Hodges. Charles and Miss Dorothy McCown were united in
Feb. 19, 1949 in Conroe, Texas. With the exception of 15 years in
Ridgecrest, California, they lived in or around Conroe, Texas until they
moved to Bellville in 1979. Charles worked throughout his life as a
driver, school custodian, and as a foreman for Ingersoll Rand until a
fatal fall in 1980 causing a severe brain injury forcing him to retire
and left him without a sense of taste or smell in addition to being
blind since birth. After he regained much of him memory and learned to
again due to the patient teaching of his wife, his greatest joy was to
his church by mowing the grass and serving as a custodian and general
handyman. He also mowed the grass for church members, often refusing
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 29 years
After that time he served the Lord as a deacon, church treasurer, Sunday
School superintendent, youth worker, and by playing the guitar. He was a
member of Ridgecrest Assembly of God in California and Woodland Park
Assembly of God around the Conroe area prior to moving to Bellville.
Before moving to Bellville, Chuck and Dorothy prayed for an Assembly of
Church to begin in the area so that their daughter Martha and her family
would have an Assembly of God Church to attend. Upon learning of Rev.
Drake's desire to begin an Assembly of God Church in Sealy, Texas, Chuck
Dorothy felt God impressing them to support that work and later moved to
Bellville to join in the work of establishing the new church. They
Sealy Assembly of God, now known as Christian City Fellowship, while
services were still held in the landmark building in the downtown area
worked diligently to complete the building at 1140 Meyer Street. Chuck
appointed as the church's first treasurer and also served as a deacon
guitarist. He faithfully attend that church until his death.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Hodges of Bellville, daughter Martha
Elshick and husband Jesse of Bellville; son Larry Hodges and wife Carla
Sweeny; grandchildren Marie Myers, David L. Hoff, Charles W. Hoff,
Manak, Shan Hodges, Amy King, Wade Hodges and Erin Hodges; great
grandchildren, Bonnie, Zain, Ryan, Dylan, Nichalos, Taryn, Madison,Nichalos, and Braden, Johnny and Herman and sisters, Jessie, Mildred and
When asked how he was, Chuck would say, "I'm still breathing" and his
is rejoicing that he is in heaven breathing the pure air, tasting and
smelling without problem, seeing the brilliant colors of God's presence
is praising with a clear and completely healed mind.
Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral