It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Rick Hodges passed away early this morning with his family surrounding him. In these final weeks of a most courageous battle, Rick was able to bear witness to a small army of people who have rallied to ease his pain and bring comfort to him and his family. At the end of the day, our human instinct is to ask ourselves “Has my life made an impact? Did I live a meaningful life?” If Rick had any doubts about these existential questions, they were answered through the love, compassion, kind words and thoughtful gifts of his posse of relatives, friends, patrons and caring strangers. Rick’s big heart, his big laugh, his big love will live on in our own lives as we continue to give back to our communities with hope, humor, perseverance and respect.
Details about a memorial for Rick will be forthcoming.
This is a very sad event, leaving behind many people that loved him. He had an infectious laugh, twinkly blue eyes that made people smile, and great sense of humor! Thank You Rick for being such a kind soul, endearing us to you forever.
XO, The Curtis Family
**TUB’S is temporarily CLOSED, but we plan to REOPEN on July 6, 2017**
We are taking some time to honor Rancher Rick who recently lost his brave battle against cancer.
A memorial in celebration of his life will be held:
Saturday / July 1, 2017 at 2pm
Veterans Memorial auditorium
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
(located at the park adjacent to Tub’s Chili – Overland/Culver Blvd)
I’m super sad. My wife and I have been wanting to come out to the restaurant but had the chance. I finally had the opportunity last week and found out through Google maps that the restaurant had permanently closed. After a little research, I found that Mr. Hodges passed away. We are sorry to hear about this. We are wishing the very best to his family.
This was a very good moral man. He and his wife saved my dog who had run away and was next to a busy street. Rick and Margie were beginning the drive of on a long trip, yet they saw him on the busy street and stopped..They picked him up and drove him to a safe house….They then returned to the area and miraculously we ran into each other. They looked at me (without knowing) and I looked at them and we pointed at each other. They asked if I had lost a dog. I exclaimed “YES!”…..They took me to him. We were re-united. I will never forget these wonderful people. Rick and Margie were the real deal. God works in mysterious ways and through them I felt timeless kindness and empathy. God Bless You Dear Rick!