Funeral Services for Ronnie Hodges, 67, will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Brownfield Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Ruby Moultrie. Viewing will be from 1-8 pm, with Visitation from 5-7 pm, Monday, March 27, 2023 at Brownfield Funeral Home.
Ronnie Hodges, our beloved father, husband, grandfather, and friend departed this world on March 22, 2023. Ronnie was born in Seagraves, TX, on January 25, 1956, and adopted by loving parents Robert and Ima Hodges of Brownfield.
Ronnie graduated Brownfield High School in 1974 and married high school sweetheart Melanie Meil on June 13, 1975. Ronnie worked over 40 years in the oil field and retired as an Operations Supervisor in 2015. After Melanie's death, Ronnie married longtime friend Donna Wilson on December 15, 2003.
Throughout his life, Ronnie was a devout member of the First United Methodist Church of Brownfield under the guidance of the Reverend Ruby Moultrie. Ronnie served in the handbell choir and was a member of the Methodist Men. Ronnie devoted much of his free time to coaching his son and others in various sports and supporting students in academic competitions. Ronnie touched countless lives through his guidance coaching teams in the Terry County Youth Soccer Association and serving as co-commissioner of the league, working as a troop leader for the Cub Scouts, coaching Little Dribblers basketball, and coaching Little League baseball. Ronnie was a dedicated supporter of the South Plains Food Bank as well as the Texas Boys Ranch and donated blood frequently so that he could help others. Ronnie was a staunch believer in organ donation. Ronnie also made charitable donations to the Lubbock Monterey High School Cheerleaders.
During his retirement, Ronnie enjoyed driving in his cherished Corvette, supporting the Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball, following Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League, and being a fan of Texas Tech in all athletic pursuits. Ronnie enjoyed travel and particularly enjoyed his trips to Grenada, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Las Vegas. Ronnie immensely enjoyed Cajun food and was a participant in crawfish boils any time he could be. Ronnie was always excited to attend concerts for his favorite Texas Country artists. Ronnie also had a faithful companion in his dog Baxter.
Ronnie was preceded in death by Melanie Hodges of Brownfield, Ima Hodges of Brownfield, Robert Hodges of Kerrville, Gladys (Ovel) Hodges of Kerrville, Alton and Earlene Merritt of Brownfield, Doug Elliott of Carrollton, JoDee Wilson of Little Elm, and his pet Baxter.
Ronnie is survived by an enormous circle of friends and family including Nick Hodges of Lubbock, Everest (EJ) Hodges of Dallas, Donna Hodges of Brownfield, Amber and Rex Proctor of Lubbock, Chris, Robyn and Zeppelin Flippin of Brownfield, Rhowen Flippin of El Paso, Laura Frazier of Lubbock, Jade and Jude Castillo of Lubbock, Kelley Elliott of Carrollton, Shasta and Tim Freeman of Little Elm, Andy and Teal Smith of Sachse.
Those left to cherish Ronnie's memory will remember his affinity for Texas Country music, his passion for baseball, and his love for the movie Tombstone.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the South Plains Food Bank.