(ROANOKE) The funeral for the Rev. Otis J. Hodnett, 94, of Roanoke will be Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at noon at Faith Baptist Church with Bro. Chuck Daniel and Bro. Scott Whaley officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Rev. Hodnett will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Saturday.
Rev. Hodnett passed away Monday, Feb. 1, at Traylor's Nursing Home.
A Roanoke resident, Rev. Hodnett was born in Lineville on May 14, 1926, the son of Luther Patella and Roxie Gabriel Hodnett. Rev. Hodnett was a 1958 graduate of Tennessee Temple Baptist College. He served as pastor for nine churches across Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. He also served in the U.S. Army where he was the recipient of the EAME Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, a World War II Victory Medal and a Bronze Star.
Survivors include his daughters, Jo Daniel (Gary) of Douglasville, Ga., Vickie Whaley (Mike) of Roanoke and Janis Howard of Shelby; son, Ron Hodnett (Cathie) of Hickory, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Hodnett was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vivian J. Bradford Hodnett; brothers, Quinton Hodnett, Orville Hodnett and Awbrey Hodnett; and a great-great-granddaughter, Taylor Daniel.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Hodnett, Benji Whaley, Stevie Head, Robbie Hodge, Slay Whaley, Wes Head, Jake Hodnett and Tyler Lanier. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Daniel, Mike Whaley, Garfield Clark, Bob McGinnis and Cline Fetner.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.