Martin, Hodges

Hodges Lee Martin, M.D.

May 6, 1939 - January 5, 2022

Hodges Lee Martin, M.D. of Fairview, Texas passed away on January 5, 2022 at the age of 82. He was born on May 6, 1939 to James Wade Martin and Mary Zenoba (Hodges) Martin in Slaton, Texas. Dr. Martin grew up in Lampasas, Texas where he graduated from Lampasas High School. He attended Abilene Christian University and graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas in 1964.  Following graduation and his residency, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served his country proudly as a physician in Korea. Dr. Martin married Eun Ju Lee on September 24, 1967 in Inchon, Korea. They lived in Korea where he worked with the Peace Corps until 1974. They moved back to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he practiced medicine and taught school at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.  Dr. Martin studied at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland as he got his Masters of Public Health from 1977 to 1980.  In 1980, he moved his family to Philadelphia, Mississippi where he served as Chief of Staff for the Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital.  He later continued his medical career getting another specialty in psychiatry and spent his last 15 years practicing psychiatry until his retirement in 2005. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Alabama he worked at the VA Hospital, Bryce State Hospital and taught as adjunct faculty for the University of Alabama.  He then retired to Austin, Texas where he reconnected with lifelong friends and was closer to family.

Dr. Martin is survived by his wife, Eun Ju (Lee) Martin of Fairview, Texas; son, James Lee Martin and wife, Emily of Fairview, Texas, Jacob Lee Martin and wife, Tonya of Round Rock,  Texas and John Lee Martin and wife, Sarah of Pflugerville, Texas; daughter, Jane Lee Martin of Durango, Colorado; grandchildren, Abby Martin, Micah Martin, Lexi Martin, Ali Martin, A.J. Martin, Lantana Martin and Zealand Martin; brother, Charles Martin of Lampasas, Texas; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Martin; brother, James Tillman Martin.

A small memorial service for family will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Dr. Martin’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/hodges-lee-martin-md. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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My condolences, I’m sorry for your loss. I am blessed to come to know Hodges Martin over the last eight years. I first met Hodges while helping Johnny build a cabin at the ranch in Lampasas. This so happened to be the same time I lost my father. I remember sitting around the campfire talking to Hodges late into the night about anything and everything. He was without a doubt one of the smartest people I have ever met. He really helped me through that time in my life. He will be fondly remembered and never forgotten.
Jimmy Milstead, January 15, 2022
My deepest condolences to Hodges' family and friends. Hodges was my cousin, and it was always a joy to interact with him. I will miss his kindness, humor, and desire to help others. I wish I could be there for his memorial service, but am unable to travel this weekend. Love and God's blessings to all of you.
Rebecca Hodges Turner, January 14, 2022 Condolences from our family to yours. Justin Weathers, January 13, 2022 Hodges was a good friend to me. I met him through a family friend and over years got to know him and his sweet family. Hodges was an all inclusive kind of guy and welcomed me along with family. I will always remember the way he and Eu Ju opened their home. Great job Hodges!! RIP Rebecca Pruet, January 13, 2022 Our Sincere Condolences to the family of Dr. Hodges L. Martin. His wife, sons, daughter Jane, and grandchildren. May He Rest in Peace. Erik and Robin Flickinger, January 12, 2022 Hodges and I were childhood friends and I have fond memories of those years with him. We were also at ACU at the same time. I have lost contact with him over the years. The last time I saw him was in Oklahoma City. I was in medical sales and he was a doctor in a clinic I called on. He invited me to visit that evening and I met his wife. I am sorry for your loss. Time goes by so quickly.
Charles Darnell , January 12, 2022 I walked with Hodges and his “pup” last I saw him, about 14 months ago. We had such a good visit about so many things. Hodges was a fount of knowledge and ideas and a challenging conversationalist. He was so kind and sincerely interested in others. He will be missed. My sincerest sympathy and love to Eun Ju, his sons, daughter and grandchildren.
Mitzie Willett, January 9, 2022 Dear Jimmy, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad left you a wonderful heritage of faith. I see it in you and in Abby. He knew what mattered in life and passed it on. May our Most High God give you and your family comfort and good memories of your dad until you are reunited in heaven. Roberto Texidor, January 8, 2022 What great times Hodges and I had during the summers when we were 12-18. I shall always we glad we did NOT catch the armadillo we traced down by the creek! And we were at ACC at the same time. He was so glad when I got a car and he could use it for special occasions Over the years we seldom saw one another but my memories of him are great. Eleanor Vermillion, January 7, 2022 Sincere Condolences. John E Hodges, January 7, 2022 Treasured memories of high school debate team with Hodges, Howard Hughes, Donna Denning, myself, and Alma Wheeler. Nina Dugger Davis, January 7, 2022 I will dearly miss my friend and his kind spirit. Dennis Arthur Hodge, January 7, 2022 Love and prayers for the family. Hodges was a kind and gentle man who was also very brilliant. I so enjoyed our conversations. Lucia Hodges (cousin)
Lucia Hodges, January 7, 2022 Sorry to hear about your dad Jake. Stephen Bryan Moffitt, January 7, 2022