Carl Avery Hodges of Malvern, Arkansas, died July 30, 2011, with his family by his side.
Carl was born on January 27, 1940, in San Pedro, California to Brantley (Jack) and Blanche Tisdale Hodges. The family moved to Midway, Arkansas in 1951.
He graduated from Ouachita High School in 1957 and married his life long love, Patricia Spurlin on December 12, 1958. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard that was activated in 1957-1958 to serve at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. After owning and operating a local Esso station, he worked for 35 years at General Cable, formerly Reynolds Cable, until his retirement in 2003.