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Robert James Hodshire

Robert James Hodshire, 86, of Pangburn passed away Sunday, August 18th at his home. He was born January 30, 1927 in Granite City, Illinois to the late Jackson Frank Hodshire and Alma Grace Wilson Hodshire.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in WWII. He was a member of Union Grove Church at Pleasant Plains. In 1985, Alcoa announced the retirement of Robert Hodshire of Benton. Robert retired on April 1st from the Precipitation Department. Robert began his employment with Alcoa in 1952 and worked continuously with the company for 32 years. A native of Granite City, Illinois, Robert worked for one year in the Labor Pool Department and then worked 31 years in Alcoa's Precipitation Department. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather, and was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Hodshire; two sons; Robert Eugene Hodshire of San Jon, New Mexico and Jackson Frank Hodshire (Carey) of Vilonia, Arkansas; one daughter, Peggy Ann Elliot (Gary) of Romance, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 20th from 6pm-8pm at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Graveside services are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st at Union Grove Cemetery in Pleasant Plains and will be under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com

  • Visitation

    August 20, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Graveside Service

    August 21, 2013
    1:00 PM

    Union Grove Cemetery

    Pleasant Plains, AR

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Bob will be so greatly missed. Love & prayers to Mary & family.

Posted by George Collatt, Emma Collatt & Michelle Collatt-Watts - Benton, AR - Longtime friends   August 21, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Peggy, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. May God Bless and Comfort you and your family.

Posted by Evelyn Younts - Romance, AR - Neighbor   August 20, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM