Jerry Wayne Hodgkinson, 71, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was native and life long resident of Orange; born on July 2, 1941 to parents Palmire (Verrett) and Leroy Joseph Hodgkinson.

He retired from Firestone Bridgestone after many years of employment as a process operator. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Jerry was a loving man, who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hodgkinson, sisters, Ruby Corder, Shirley Ann Alexander; brothers, Cecil Joseph Hodgkinson, Ray Hodgkinson, Donald Lee Hodgkinson.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Hodgkinson of Orange; daughter, Holly Antis of Katy; son, Gerald Hodgkinson of Orange; sister, Wanda Lou Harris of MS; brothers, L J Hodgkinson of Orange, Charles Hodgkinson and wife, Rosemary of Orange; grandchildren, Jonathon Beritiech, Joshua Beritiech, Jeffrey Beritiech, Emily Antis, Jacob Antis; great grandchildren, Xander Beritiech, Lexton Beritiech and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. David Milner officiating. A viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.