WELCOME TO THE CHARLIE HODGE OFFICIAL WEB SITE

My name is Jennifer Hodge and Charlie was my husband and my best friend.  I am inviting you into Charlie's world and I would like to keep his memory alive by sharing with you a small part of Charlie or as Elvis called him "Cholly".  
Charlie was a very special man. Any one who was lucky enough to cross his path got to travel along side of him on his journey through out his adventurous life.  He was a loving brother to his sister;  a son that his mother and father could be very proud of;  a friend to many who loved him for his ability to make them laugh; a great entertainer who worked as a gospel quartet man in the 1950's;  a soldier that served his country in the United States Army from 1958 until 1960;  a friend to one of the greatest entertainers in the world, Elvis Aaron Presley;  a role model and friend to those "young men and women" that worked with along side of him at Memories Theater for the last 15 years of his life;  an affectionate master who provided much love and attention to his little girl Saddie Mae who happens to be a one year old boston terrier;  and most of all, to me, a loving companion and my soul mate who was always there to give me a warm hug with twinkling eyes and a great big smile and would make me laugh when he sensed that I needed a little cheering up (sometimes against my will).  Charlie was a very special person indeed.  He was loved by many and it seems that words are not enough to express how incredible he really was and how much he will be missed. 

  Please share your thoughts about Charlie, if you like, in his guest book and if you have any questions please feel free to email me anytime.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Charlie's web site.  Take care and God Bless.

                 
                   TCC - Taking Care of Charlie

     Jennifer Lynn and Saddie Mae Hodge


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IN MEMORY

OF

CHARLIE HODGE

12/14/34 - 03/03/06

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YOU WILL LIVE

IN OUR HEARTS

FOREVER

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GOD BLESS YOU

CHARLIE

YOU WILL BE MISSED


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                           MARCH 3rd, 2012

TODAY MARKS THE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLIE'S PASSING.   CHARLIE HAD AN ACCEPTIONAL LIFE AND LIVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

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On March 12th, 2007

CHARLIE WAS HONORED AT THE 2007 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY IN NEW YORK CITY BROADCASTED LIVE ON VH1 CLASSIC.

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THE CEREMONY WAS OPENED WITH PHOTOS OF THOSE WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2006 WHO WERE IMPORTANT INDIVIDUALS IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY.  I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO PROUD OF CHARLIE BUT TO SEE HIM HONORED IN THIS WAY WAS EXTRA SPECIAL TO ME. IT WAS JUST A QUICK FLASH OF HIS PICTURE AND HIS NAME BUT IT WAS A LARGE GESTURE IN MY MIND.  

GOD BLESS YOU CHARLIE.   I AM SO PROUD OF YOU !!!!

LIVING ONLY TO REMEMBER YOU, CHARLIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


               


PLEASE FIND BELOW A FEW WORDS FROM JOE ESPOSITO


CHARLIE HAD THE UTMOST LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR
JOE ESPOSITO.

THANK YOU, JOE, FOR BEING CHARLIE'S FRIEND !!!!!!!

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I personally would like to take a moment and share with you a letter
I wrote with the help of Singer/Songwriter Joe Russo.


“Charlie"

During the course of our life times, we meet many people. Some we
Grow to consider "friends". Even as friends, these relationships tend to
drastically change over the years, grow distant or even separate.

In his lifetime, Elvis Presley met thousands of people, but only a small
group could truly consider themselves his "friends". The definition of
a "friend" is; "one who knows, likes, and trusts...a supporter, sympathizer"

Charlie Hodge was such a friend to Elvis.

They were brought together during Elvis' stint in the army, and they
remained the closest of friends until the day Elvis died. Elvis' time
in the army was challenging and difficult. The success he worked so hard for
was suddenly snatched from him. He found himself overseas, away from his
family and uncertain of the future of his career. Much worse, he lost his
beloved Mother, the closest person in the world to him, during this already
lonely experience. It was Charlie that comforted a grieving Elvis during these tragic lonely days away from home. He lifted his spirits, helped make
him smile and was there for him at the darkest moments. Elvis never, ever
forgot Charlie's kindness. Together, they defined the term friendship.

It is impossible to consider any moment of Elvis' career without
Charlie's presence. He was there at Elvis' side for everything. He was
An extra in the movies, he was his musical sounding board, he harmonized
On record, he played piano and sang gospel until the wee hours, he lived.
And had his own room at Graceland, he was on stage assisting and performing with Elvis at literally every concert he gave between 1969 and 1977. He was a constant companion, confidant and support system.

When Elvis passed away, Charlie was devastated. He was asked to move
Out of Graceland and the only world Charlie ever knew for almost twenty
Years was suddenly swept out from under him. The years immediately following Elvis' death were hard on Charlie, and he struggled a long time to come to terms with his loss, but he remains one of the few who remained loyal to Elvis and his memory. Charlie never said an unkind word, only positive stories and glowing remarks about his friend, Elvis.

What more could any friend ask for?

Eventually, Charlie turned himself around, finding a new love and
Settling down. He was always accessible to the fans and was always generous with his time and energy. It is no wonder Elvis had him by his side for all those years. Charlie proved he was worthy of Elvis' eternal friendship.

Now Charlie has joined Elvis. They are surely reunited and having laughs
together, just as they did when they were together on and offstage.

Charlie, thank you for being there for Elvis, me and everyone who's life
you have touched. Thank you.

Joe Esposito
TCB