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Updated: 08/16/2014 08:00:01AM

Charles R. Hodges

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Charles R. Hodges

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Charles R. “Charlie” Hodges, 66, of Nokomis, Fla., formerly of Camden, Tenn,, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

Born Nov. 18, 1947, Charlie moved to Venice, Fla., in 1956 and graduated from Venice High School in 1965. He received a full scholarship to Memphis State University to play football, where he met his wife, Cathy.

Charlie was a teacher and coach at Venice High School, where he coached football, girls basketball and girls track. He had the first undefeated girls basketball team at Venice High School and led them to the state championship. He even taught many high school students how to drive. Charlie also worked for Nationwide Insurance in Venice, Fla.

Charlie enjoyed golf, travel, reading and spending time with his family. He was club champion at Mission Valley, and played in and won many Golf Channel league tournaments. He still holds a few receiving records for football at Venice High School.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Cathy, daughter, Tracy Hogan, son, Charles H. “Chip” Hodges, and his wife, Michele Hodges, grandson Charles Brady Hodges, granddaughter, Josie Hodges, and grandson Hays Hogan, all of Venice, Fla.; aunt, Billie Sue Bryant of Lake Providence, La.; mother-in-law, Kaaren Biggs of Springdale, Ark.; and many other loving family members, including cousins and in-laws.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Charles S. Hodges and Bertlyn Cagle Hodges.

Services: Burial will be private. Services will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at Venice Church of the Nazarene. Farley Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To send condolences, visit:

Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.