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Jack William Hodshire, 86, of Benton passed away on Friday, Oct. 28.Â He was born March 16, 1925, in Granite City, Ill., and grew up in the Missouri Ozarks.
As a teenager he left home to work at Fort Leonard Wood in the CCC Camps building barracks.Â He joined the Navy and served in both World War II and the Korean War.Â After the war, he met and married his wife of 52 years, Doylene.
He also then went to work for Alcoa, where he retired.
Mr. Hodshire was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Grace Willison Hodshire; his wife; and two brothers, Johnny Hodshire and Don Hodshire.
He is survived by his daughter, Lynesa Mathews and husband George; three grandchildren, Holly,Â George Jr., and wife Courtney and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Kamryn; a sister, Judy Chase and husband Russell; a brother, Bob Hodshire and wife Mary; a brother-in -law, George Brotherton and wife Charlotte; 12 nieces and nephews; his best friend, Roger Brown and wife Kelly; and many friends.
A graveside service by Ashby Funeral Home will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Pinecrest Cemetery with Larry White and Roger Brown officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: Jack loved spending time with his immediate and extended family and he enjoyed fishing.Â His love of life and love for his family will be missed.