Greenville Herald Banner -- April 14, 1978 -- Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Sgt. Joe Hodgson who was declared missing in action in Vietnam on Jan. 29, 1966. He was officially declared dead on Oct. 28, 1977.
Rev. Norman Miller will conduct the service in the Sorrells and Sons Funeral Home Chapel at the new location at 3935 Loop 315.
A memorial burial service with full military honors will be held at the Sullivan Cemetery off FM 513 following the chapel service.
Sgt. Hodgson was born on July 28, 1937, in Campbell, the son of Leon and Minnie Faye King Hodgson.
He was a graduate of Greenville High School and on December 27, 1957, was married in Greenville to Nelda Dunn. He was a Sergeant Major in the U. S. Army and a member of the Special Forces, Green Beret.
He was a member of the Grace Temple Baptist Church and the family asks that memorial donations be made to the church in lieu of usual remembrances.
Surviving are his wife, of 4016 Dixon Circle; two sons, Eddie and Donnie, and two daughters, Crysti and Katrina, all of whom still live at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hodgson of Greenville; a sister, Brenda O'Dell of Hurst; and a host of other relatives.
Submitted by Brenda Merritt