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Robert Lee Hodo

July 31, 1956 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Obituary

Robert Lee Hodo, 66, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was born July 31, 1956, in Clinton, Kentucky, to Raymond and Patricia Srader Hodo.  He and Kimberly Borgfield were married November 2, 1987, at Fort Worth Water Gardens, in Fort Worth, TX.

Rob was a 1974 graduate of Doniphan High School and loved playing football.  He played for the Azle Hornets in earlier school years near Fort Worth and later while attending high school in Doniphan. He also played some college football at University of Arkansas (Monticello, Arkansas) and Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO).

Rob was dedicated to service work. His passion for HVAC systems began at Cook’s Plumbing and Heating in Cape Girardeau.  After serving on the Scott City Police force, he worked for Simpson Asphalt Co. in Scott City, MO.  In the late 1980’s, he established Dakota Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc. in Scott City.  He recently purchased Roth Hardware Store in Scott City and is also a partner in Hometown Laundromats in Southeast Missouri. He was also the current Scott City Building inspector. He was generous with his time and skills, giving without expectation.  He was always ready to help and would drop everything when someone was in need, especially the elderly.  Some of the services he provided include: snowplowing schools and churches in Scott City, helping build the concession center at the Scott City ballpark, installing Scott City storm sirens, and providing electrical installation and maintenance work when the Benton race park was first built.

Rob was also an avid deer hunter and had a vast love for the outdoors.  He owned a cabin in Doniphan where he shared many memorable weekends with his cousins and brother over the years.  Other things he enjoyed are fishing, card nights with his poker buddies, flipping quarters at Berghoff’’s Cafe with his breakfast buddies, gardening and pickling cucumbers with family, and fixing just about anything. He was a loving husband and father, showing enormous pride in his children’s academic and athletic accomplishments over the years.  In addition to coaching little league and women’s softball, he was an avid fan at every home game and many times with his camera at hand.  He also shared his love of the outdoors with his kids and grandson with many adventures waterskiing, boating, fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling. He always made sure his grandson had a great fireworks show each July 4th.

Loving survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kim Hodo of Jackson; William Hodo of Cape Girardeau, Lacie (Nick) Barber and their son, Brendan, of San Diego, California, and Rachel Hodo (Jimmie Smith) and pups (Aizy and Luna) of Pocahontas, Illinois; his mother, Patricia (Rocky) Gralla of Azle Texas; four siblings, Mike (Alana) Hodo of Chaffee, Missouri, Dianne (Drew) Brooks of Azle, Richard Hodo of Azle, Sandi (Eric) Thornton of Lake Arrowhead, California; mother-in-law, June (the late Don) Borgfield of Jackson; and sister-in-law, Penny (Greg) King of Jackson; and many nieces and nephews who meant a lot to him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Hodo.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will conduct the funeral service at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.  Interment is private at Shirley Cemetery near Doniphan.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the National Kidney Foundation.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 27, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 28, 2023

9:30 AM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Private Interment

Shirley Cemetery - Briar, MO (West of Doniphan)
County Rd 160 W-11
Briar (Near Doniphan), MO 63935

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Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

National Kidney Foundation Serving Eastern Missouri, Metro East and Arkansas
1001 Craig Road Suite 480, St. Louis MO 63146
Tel: 1-314-961-2828
Email: nkfemo@kidney.org
Web: https://www.kidney.org

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