Ronny “Bruiser” Hodgkins


Services for Ronny Hodgkins, 65, of Kilgore will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 22, at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with Brother Tim Wade officiating. Private family entombment set for later date. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Hodgkins passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Tyler.

Ronny was born on December 29, 1952 in Wichita County, Texas, to the late Albert and Freda Hodgkins. Mr. Hodgkins worked in the oil field industry for many years. He enjoyed bull riding, playing cards, shuffleboard and golf. He was a loving and caring father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather and will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his daughters, Courtney Strong and husband Jeremy of Kilgore and Kelly Madden and husband Billy of Temple; son, Scott Summy and wife Dora of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Nelda Holmes and husband Jimmy of Dundee, Texas; brother, Donny Hodgkins of Dundee, Texas; grandchildren, Colton Strong, Corbin Strong, Kamryn Madden, Wriley Madden, Steven Summy and Dylan Summy; great-grandson, Sean Summy and companion Nikki Atwood of Overton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members.

He was preceded in death by one sister, three brothers and a grandson.

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