In Memoriam: Roy Eugene Hodge, Jr.

September  29, 1965 – May 29, 2024

During his senior year at St. Francis High School in 1982-83, Roy Hodge took his first computer programming class. Sometimes it is just that easy to find one’s path in life. When Hodge entered The Ohio State University the following year, he decided to major in computer information systems. He later transferred to DeVry University and graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in the same discipline.

Roy earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Toledo and even managed to expand his knowledge beyond that by earning several IT Certification including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and graduated from the “Scale Up –  Entrepreneur Exchange Program” sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and positioned REH System Solutions as a prime Federal Government IT Contractor.

Through his dedication to community service, Roy has served on several boards including the Toledo African American Chamber of Commerce, Lucas County Workforce Development, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce – TASBA,  Regional Growth Partnership, State of Ohio Department of Development ITEC,  the University of Toledo Alumni Association and was a current board member for Bon Secours Mercy Health. His most recent dedication of service was by hosting for two years a youth coding camp and most recently completed a Coding camp with The Center of Hope.

Roy and Montalena Hodge

Roy always managed to stay busy as he was an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Black Data Processing Associate, The U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Black Chamber of Commerce where he was the technology lead. Throughout all of this is main passion was how he loved the Lord. He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years.

Roy was preceded in death by Roy Eugene Hodge Sr., Mary Hodge, Robbi Hodge, Michale Hodge and Reginald John Hodge.

He leaves to cherish the memory of how he was always a supportive, loving provider to his family.  His spouse, Montalena; his children John Reginald, Lena, Kriston(Latricia), Arthur(Shayna), Michael; his grandchildren Montana, Lonzo and Amya; his nieces Mikeasha and Ava; his loving cousins Judy and Krishay, and many other family and friends he made as he traveled his road of life.

He was loved more than he knew.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Premier Canter, 4480 Heatherdowns, Toledo, Ohio 43614.

3 to 3:30 p.m.  Family and Friend Social

3:30 to 4:30  p.m. Program

4:30 to 6 p.m. Family and Friend Social.