Mark Kelsey Hodges

Mark K. Hodges, aged 60, a longtime area resident, loving father and community volunteer died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Dewey.

Mark was born the son of Wilfred Leon and Jill Ann (Winters) Hodges on September 16, 1957 in Corsicana, TX. At the age of 10, Mark and his family moved to Caney, KS. After graduating from Caney Valley High School in 1976, Mark furthered his education at Coffeyville Junior College before transferring to Kansas State in Manhattan, KS, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mark was united in marriage with his high school sweetheart Jane Dyer on January 3, 1981 and they later divorced. They made their home in Caney before moving to Dewey in 1996. Mark was deeply committed to the community, serving on the Caney Volunteer Fire Department from the late 70s to the mid 90s, including serving many years as Fire Chief. Mark also served on the Dewey School Board. He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for about 20 years in the Corporate Communications group, producing multimedia products for company use. Later he owned and operated Hodges Fence and Deck from 2005 to 2008.

Mark was a loving father who coached his boys’ ball teams. When he wasn’t coaching, he was their biggest fan, faithfully attending all of the activities they participated in. He loved the Lord and was an active member of the Dewey United Methodist Church, participating in volunteer mission trips and community outreach.

Mark loved to be active and was handy, both on and off the job. He was very creative and always found a solution for the problems he encountered. Weekends at Grand Lake were a highlight for the boys during their younger years.

Mark is survived by his three boys, Clint Hodges and Ashley of Yukon, Michael Hodges and Amy of Cypress, TX, Jackson Hodges and Sally of Manhattan, KS; brother Mike Hodges and Cindy of Lafayette, CA; three sisters Jackie Gilmore of Kansas City, MO, Kyle Burch and Roger of Caney, KS, and Laurie Hodges of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren Wyatt, Bennett and Kellan Hodges; and numerous other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Journey Home, 900 NE Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.


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