Truman Layson Hodskins, aka, "Bud"of Smyrna, DE passed away peacefully at his home in the presence of his family on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

He was 86.

Mr. Hodskins was born February 27, 1926 in Whiteville, KY, the son of the late Robert and Ola Hodskins.

Bud proudly retired from the US Navy as Aircraft Hydraulic Mechanic with honors. He served his country during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Barbara Below of Trenton, MI and Sharon Cousins (Dale) of Fitchburg, MA; a son, David Allen (Catharine) of Lima, NY; and nine grandchildren.

At the request of his family, services will be private and Bud will be buried in a military service out to sea.

The family gives thanks to Delaware Hospice for their support.

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