January 2, 2022, 91, Goldsboro –
Horace Calvin Hodgin passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022. Calvin was born in Guilford College, NC on August 10, 1930, to David Eugene Hodgin Sr. and Mabel Schoolfield Hodgin. He spent most of his youth around the family farm & dairy and graduated from Guilford High School. Calvin was a 1953 graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Calvin began his career as an Agricultural Extension Agent in Wayne County. Active in supporting youth and farming families in the area, he could be seen helping with 4-H and assisting local farm and livestock producers. In the late 1950’s he began his role at BB&T working for beneficiaries of the bank’s trust department managing their land, farms, and other real estate. In 1975 he founded Landmark Realty and Farm Service, using his skills to benefit property owners with transactions and management in the Goldsboro, Wayne County, and surrounding areas.
Calvin met the love of his life, Mildred Blackmon in Goldsboro. They married June 17, 1956. They shared many happy times with travels to the beaches in the Carolinas and Hawaii and visiting family. Calvin enjoyed golf, making fig jam, gardening, and doing repair and improvement projects for cars and homes. Most of all he loved hearing and telling a good story.
His local personal endeavors included serving others through his work with the Jaycees, Toastmasters International, and adjunct teaching at Wayne Community College. He was an avid participant in the Goldsboro High School Band Booster Club in support of his sons’ interests in music.
Calvin will always be remembered for his devotion to his family and his work. And for being thrifty.
Calvin is pre-deceased by his wife Mildred Blackmon Hodgin, a sister Marie H. Collins, and a brother David E. Hodgin, Jr. and he is survived by his siblings, Barbara H. Burton (Fred), Byron R. Hodgin, and Stephen Hodgin. He is also survived by his two sons, Bruce Hodgin (Ceil) of Winston-Salem, and Brian Hodgin (Pam) of Charlotte. Calvin’s legacy includes four grandchildren, Wesley (Rebekah), Karen, Emily, and Clark.
The family is thankful to the many dedicated and caring people who have assisted Mildred and Calvin in their journey together.
Seymour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm Sunday January 9, 2022 at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro, followed by a Funeral Service at the Seymour Funeral Home Chapel starting at 2:00 pm. Burial will be private.
Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations in Calvin’s honor can be made to The Foundation of Wayne Community College – Hodgin Family Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 8002, Goldsboro, NC 27533.