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Kari Deann (Clark) Hodges

July 23, 1974 ~ October 14, 2021 (age 47)


Kari Deann Hodges passed away on October 14th, 2021 surrounded by her family and close friends.

Kari was born to Donna and Richard Clark on July 23rd, 1974 in Longview Texas. She graduated with the class of ‘92 from Pine Tree High School alongside her high school sweetheart, Brent Hodges. Brent and Kari were married on December 17th, 1993, and have spent every second together since. Kari spent her entire life here in Longview, and spent all of her free time with her closest friends and family. Kari was a devoted wife and mother, and an avid Pine Tree Pirate football fan. She loved making memories by traveling spontaneously with her husband and children.

Left to cherish her memory are; her husband, Brent Hodges; her daughter and son in law, Hayden And John Pinkerton, and son Brode Hodges; her grandson, Jack Pinkerton; her parents, Donna and Richard Clark; her grandmother, Mary Henley; her sister and brother in law, Misty and Robert Henson; her nieces and nephew, Peyton Watson, Karsyn Watson, Kylea Henson, and Copelin Henson.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Thursday October 21st from 6:00-8:00pm in the Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home. A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 10:00am in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home.

In honor of Kari, if you would like, you can make donations to More Love Ministries for their “Stuff The Stocking” event they do annually for children that are removed from their homes in December. Donations can be sent to their website:

To send flowers to Kari's family, please visit our floral store.


October 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Garden Court of Welch Funeral Home
4619 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75605

Life Celebration® Funeral Service
October 23, 2021

10:00 AM
The Chapel of Welch Funeral Home
4619 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75605

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