John Thomas Hodgkinson, 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024. He was born on April 3, 1934, in Fall River, Mass., to William Greenwood and Mildred Simpson Hodgkinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Betty Wedderburn.

John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ann Hodgkinson; children, Jeffrey Hodgkinson of Baltimore, Md., Gregory Hodgkinson of Philadelphia, Pa., and Merrilynne Henderson of Statesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Neil, Amanda, Daniel, and David Hodgkinson, and Jessica Cunningham; and great grandchildren, Haley and Elias Cunningham.

John retired as a Commander from the United States Navy.

Services for Mr. Hodgkinson will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Orleans Conservation Trust, 203 South Orleans Road, Orleans, MA 02653, online at, or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Hodgkinson.