1950 – 2017
Tracy Lynn (T.L.) Hodge of Elizabeth City, and born and raised in Loris, died Thursday, Oct. 12, surrounded by his family. He was 66.
Born Oct, 17, 1950 in Loris, Tracy was a son of late Jessie and Ava Bell Hodge.
T.L. was preceded in death by his parents, Ava Bell and Jessie Hodge, sister, Rose Hodge; three brothers, R.J., Jay, and LaRue Hodge, and granddog, Lex Stewart.
Tracy was a marine pipefitter for twenty-five years at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Shop 56. He could build just about anything. T.L. was a “good ole boy” who would help anyone in need.
He loved fishing, NASCAR, Duke Basketball, Carolina Panthers, and spending time with friends and family. He was very patriotic and often answered the phone by saying “Hello my fellow American.” He was very proud of his grandsons (Joseph and Jordan) currently serving in the U.S. Army. T.L. had a great sense of humor and would always have you laughing most of the time without even trying.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette Cartrette Hodge of the home; daughters, Julie Gregory (William) of Shawboro, Susan Godbout (Chris) of Prince George, Virginia, Melitta Smith (Joseph) of Elizabeth City, Tara Stewart (Tony) of Austin, Texas; son, Michael Hodge of the home; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany Gregory (Zach), Wesley Turley, Whitney Adams (Joseph), Jordan Gregory, Jarrett Gregory, Keith Godbout, Jazmyne Smith, Alison Worley, Jacob Gregory, Jozey Smith, Jezlyn Smith and Tristan Stewart; three granddogs, Reese & Teddy Godbout and Tessa Stewart; three great grandchildren Jaycie, Makenna, and Carter; great granddog Oakley; Nike the cat; an uncle, Paul, two aunts, Katie Lee and Faye; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Baptist Men, third floor nurses of Sentara Albemarle, especially Corey, Kindred nurses and physical therapist, and Hospice nurses and staff of Elizabeth City.
A private service will be held in Tabor City at a later date.
A guest register is available here.