Freddie Hodnett, 61, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas. Freddie was born to Viola and Leonard Hodnett on Aug. 1, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas. Freddie graduated from Sands High School in 1969 and continued his education, training and certification in mechanics. He married Sandra Gail Nichols on March 5, 1971, in Knott, Texas, where they resided until 1998 and relocated to Big Spring.
The family will receive family and friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Freddie worked as a tractor mechanic for John Deere for 20 years and then opened Hodnettâ€™s Independent Tractor Repair in Ackerly, Texas, which he owned and operated for 10 years. Freddie continued to work for John Deere in customer service up until recent days. He was well-known for his exceptional hard work and dedication to the agricultural community. He had a love, knowledge and passion for cars and drag racing that was shared among many friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Hodnett of Big Spring; one son, Jason Hodnett and wife Jenny of Caddo Mills, Texas; one daughter, Mandy Anderson and husband Phillip of Big Spring; one granddaughter, Hannah Hodnett; three grandsons, Travis Hodnett, Garrett Anderson and Brady Anderson; and one sister, Nelda McKinney of Granbury.
His family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Lubbock, Texas 79424.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at:www.npwelch.com