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Kody Ryan Hodge – December 18, 2017

Kody Ryan Hodge, 20, of Amarillo died Monday, December 18, 2017.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church Chapel, 6100 Soncy Rd. with Tommy Politz officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Kody was born October 8, 1997, in Amarillo to Kim and Ryan Hodge.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 2015.  Kody was attending Amarillo College where he was very active in the theater program.
Kody truly had a talent and passion for the performance arts beginning at a very young age.  He was quite entertaining and very funny, with a quick wit and a great sense of humor.  During Kody’s years at Amarillo High, he performed in many shows, including Anne of Green Gables and West Side Story.  In his first year at Amarillo College, Kody had starring roles in Stupid F**king Bird and Silent Sky.  Kody was a natural, demonstrating amazing timing, whether in a comedy or a drama.  His role as Peter Shaw in the production of Silent Sky earned him the honor of being nominated by The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to participate in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition to be held at the Regional Festival in San Angelo this coming February.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, V.J. Mendez.
Survivors include his parents, Kim and Ryan Hodge, of Amarillo; a brother, Joshua Keen Hodge, of Amarillo; his grandparents, Margaret and Jerry Hodge, of Amarillo, Melanie and Cloy  Richards, of West Lake Tawakoni, Corinne Mendez, of San Antonio and Cecille and James Martin, of Abilene; his great-grandmother, Dolores Hodge; his aunts and uncles, Donna and Heath Hodge, Sunny Hodge-Campbell, Angela and Seth Harney, Mary Mendez, Katy Mendez, and Allison and Joey Richards and many cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Kody Ryan Hodge Scholarship Fund, Amarillo National Bank, PO Box 1, Amarillo, TX 79105, the purpose of which will benefit students in the theater arts program at Amarillo College.


  • Theresa Brunson Posted December 20, 2017 6:16 pm

    Kim and Ryan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. This truly is a tragedy. I know you are going through a lot right now; but please remember we are all here for you at the office if you need anything!

  • Sherry Skidmore Posted December 20, 2017 6:27 pm

    Ryan and Kim, with heavy heart I send my deepest condolences to you. There is nothing more to say at a time like this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sherry Skidmore

  • Jim Colwell Posted December 20, 2017 6:37 pm

    May you rest in peace son.

  • Bill & Kathy Snyder Posted December 21, 2017 1:04 am

    Imagine me finding words hard to come by let alone finding it difficult to impart words. We, truly, hope that you find the peace that will come with time and know that Kody knows how much you love him. Lean on each other, and Josh, bless you all.

  • Sylvia Harrison Posted December 21, 2017 2:19 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Craig Schofield Stevens Posted December 21, 2017 9:40 am

    Ryan and Kim,
    I am so deeply sorry for your great loss.
    In this grievous time my heart aches for you
    and your wonderful family.
    May you, in time find peace and comfort in
    Kody’s cherished memories and the whisper
    of God with you in your grief.
    Your friend,

  • Jamie Hunter Posted December 21, 2017 12:00 pm

    We do not know each other but our sons participated in AHS Theatre together. Our hearts broke when we learned of Kody’s passing. He was a very talented young man. Many prayers that God’s arms will wrap you and hold you all as you go through this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathies,
    Jeromy, Jamie, Darian, and Dylan Hunter

  • Mary and Steve Nazemi Posted December 21, 2017 8:13 pm

    We know there is nothing we can say that will ease your suffering. Keep your memories close to your heart. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
    With Symathy,
    Steve and Mary Nazemi

  • Ray Newburg Posted December 22, 2017 9:48 am

    Ryan and Kim,
    It was my great pleasure to have Kody in our program here at Amarillo College. His intelligence and ease on stage made for a delightful time in SILENT SKY. The promise of his potential will be greatly missed by us all.
    We all pray for your comfort at this time…

  • Marilyn and Don Johnson Posted December 23, 2017 1:12 pm

    Ryan and Kim, Cecile, Jerry, Heath and Donna, and all of Kody’s family, our hearts are broken for you. Our prayer is that God will wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace.

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