William Elbert Hodges, Sr., 81

William Elbert Hodges, Sr., 81, passed away on Friday October 14, 2016. He was born in Washington, NC, to the late James and Vera Alligood Hodges, and has lived in Jacksonville most of his life. He was a veteran and served in the US Navy and was a member of Duval Station Baptist Church. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, and will be dearly missed by all. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris Woolard Hodges and brother, C.D. Hodges. Survivors include his son, William (Gail) Hodges, Jr. of Macclenny; daughters, Cindy (Hank) Wilson of Jacksonville, and Joy Adams of Lantana, FL. ; brother, Pete Hodges; sister, Emily (Bill) Stewart; grandchildren, Eligia, Crystal, Christina, Reba, Hank,Jr., and Tami; great grandchildren, Jordan, Braiden, Damian, Christopher, Cailee, Caleb, Logan, Bailey, and Ashlyn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL., with Rev. Jimmy Flanagan officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, FL. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home. 904-714-1110.