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Samuel David Hodges, Jr., 51, Buna

Samuel David Hodges, Jr., 51, of Buna, Texas, passed away on February 3, 2023, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.

Born in Canyon, Texas, on July 30, 1971, he was the son of Samuel David Hodges, Sr. and Luann (Rodgers) Hodges. Samuel worked as a manager at Magic Express in Beaumont.

He was the happiest when he was spending time outdoors and loved fishing, golfing, and bow hunting.

Samuel loved watching football games and was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He was a soft spoken and kindhearted man who had a deep love for his family, especially his grandchildren that affectionately called him “Pepaw.”

Samuel was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, LouAnn Hodges, and niece, Tristan Mullens.

He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Lakishia Hodges of Buna; his father, Samuel David Hodges, Sr. and wife Barbara of Amarillo, Texas; his children, Crystal Tsai and husband Johnny of Lumberton, Texas and James Stanley and wife Amanda of Silsbee, Texas; his grandchildren, Sophia Tsai and Serinady Stanley; his sister, April Brummett and wife Savannah of Paris, Texas; his brothers, Justin Hodges of Amarillo and Randy Hodges of Amarillo; and his special friend, Rachel Turner.

Cremation is under the direction of Simple Tributes by Claybar Funeral Home.


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