Robert ‘Bob’ Hodges

Oct. 6, 1950-Jan. 30, 2023


Robert Eugene “Bob” Hodges of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at St. Vincent’s Hospital on 86th Street. He was 72.

Bob was a volunteer for several community activities. He volunteered with the Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course Youth Camp and the Southmont seventh grade basketball team. He previously volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement. He was an avid golfer, with five holes-in-one during his lifetime. The only thing he loved more than golf was his family and friends.

Bob graduated from Crawfordsville High School, where he was the top seeded player on the golf team. He then graduated from Indiana University, where he played on the freshman basketball team. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army and attended officer candidate school, graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant. He worked as a purchasing agent for Sommer Metalcraft for 40 years.

Born Oct. 6, 1950, at Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Eugene Palmer Hodges and Lily Pearl McNeely Hodges. He married Candace Rutledge on July 15, 1972, and they celebrated 50 years this past summer.

Surviving family includes: wife Candace “Candy” Hodges; son Chad Palmer Hodges; daughter Cara Amanda Livingston; two grandsons, Ian Palmer Livingston and Aiden Charles Hodges; granddaughter Chloe Amanda Livingston; and sister Linda Hidy.

Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Memorial services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Private inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Bob’s dedication to the youth in our community with a donation to the Nourish Backpack Program Fund at the Montgomery County Community Foundation. Donations can be mailed to MCCF, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or made online at

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