Jerry Ray Hodges was born on September 10, 1930 in Beaver, Oklahoma to Raymond Ellis and Edith Marie (Gardner) Hodges.. He graduated High School and he graduated college. After college he served in the United States Army. He taught school in Boise City and Balko, Oklahoma and became a rancher and farmer after that. Jerry married Sherry Deere on October 23, 1963 in Spearman, Texas. Jerry was a member of the Baptist Church since 1968, a member of the VFW, Oklahoma Education Association and the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jerry passed away on October 17, 2013 in the Southwest Medical Center, Liberal, Kansas at the age of 83.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; his son, Joe M. Hodges of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his daughter, Shannon Durbin, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his sister, Faye Robbins of Forgan, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.