A gentle, quiet, kind man.
His interest in sports and young people led Gene Hodges Jr., 54, to coach boys soccer for 5-year-olds. He also coached Little League baseball in Norman where he had lived since 1973. Hodges’ government career extended more than 30 years. He was a supervisor for the Housing and Urban Development Department. Hodges was married to Deb Hodges and had four children.