Hodge celebrates 80th birthday
John Junior Hodge, of Maryville, recently celebrated his 80th birthday. He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Vonore to the late John and Nellie Hodge. He is married to Virginia Hodge.
His family includes children Jonnie Odom and Brenda Brewer, both of Maryville, Clifford Hodge of Friendsville and Jerry Hodge, of Maryville. He has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hodge is the founder of John Hodge Used Cars and Blount Home Furnishings. He attends Glenlock Church in Vonore.
This avid horse lover has passed that down to his children and grandchildren.