Earl L. Hodson, Sr., 87, of Tiogue Avenue, West Warwick, Rhode Island, passed away on December 12, 2012 at Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI. He was the husband of Harriet G. (Barnes) Hodson. They were married for sixty-six years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Amos and Gladys (Spinks) Hodson. Earl was a self employed carpenter for many years. He also worked for many years at Texaco on Allens Avenue. He was also a special officer with the Warwick Police Department. He also worked part time at Apex Department Store and as a Real Estate Broker. He was a Coast Guard Veteran of World War II serving aboard the U.S. Lowe D.E. 325. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and reading.
Besides his wife; he leaves a son, Earl L. Hodson, Jr., Ret. Warwick Police Department, a daughter; Cynthia E. Cottrill of Wilmington, North Carolina; a sister, Pearl Martinez; six grandchildren, Robin Hopkins, Cyndi Faiola, Erin Ethier, James Murray, Nicholas Hodson and Samantha Hodson; nine great-grandchildren, Philip, Joseph, Jacob, Jeff, Frankie, Riley, Hanna, Olivia and James; and many nieces and nephews that he cared for very much. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lynn M. Either.
His service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. from the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory, 721 Washington Street, Coventry, RI with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI. Burial with United States Military Honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter, RI. Calling hours with a Masonic Service are Wednesday, December 19th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to: Shriners Children Hospital, 1 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905 or The Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington DC, 20005. For online condolences please visit GortonMenardFuneralHome.com