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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daryl Hodnett, 63 years old, born on June 20, 1958, and passed away on August 23, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kathye Lewis on September 6, 2021
I was so shocked to hear about Daryl. We worked together at P&G in the Minority Business, Target Hubs department for several years. We had to turn the direction around for the company and establish some clear direction for our future growth in this area. Daryl was a great resource and was so excited about driving our goals for the utilization of minority owned businesses. I am so sorry to hear of his transition but I know that his memory and contributions will live on. Condolences to Daryl's family while you hold onto his memories,
Posted by Howard Elliott on August 27, 2021
I worked with Daryl closely in the Procter & Gamble Supplier Diversity group for 6 years. Daryl was a tireless advocate for minority business inclusion and I leaned on him for his knowledge about inclusion and equity. Daryl was a key architect and contributor to the P&G Supplier Diversity program and helped the company become a Billion Dollar Roundtable member. Daryl was a creative force in our group and continuously contributed ideas and concepts that enhanced the program and got results. Daryl is responsible for the success of many minority businesses that became suppliers to P&G. Most of all I will remember Daryl as a man of principle, integrity, and strong values who practiced what he preached. Howard Elliott
Posted by Lusain Memorial on August 25, 2021
Services for Mr. Daryl M. Hodnett will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Crossroads Church (Oakley), 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209.
Visitation at 11 AM and Service begins at 12 PM. Repass immediately following at the same location.

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Posted by Kathye Lewis on September 6, 2021
I was so shocked to hear about Daryl. We worked together at P&G in the Minority Business, Target Hubs department for several years. We had to turn the direction around for the company and establish some clear direction for our future growth in this area. Daryl was a great resource and was so excited about driving our goals for the utilization of minority owned businesses. I am so sorry to hear of his transition but I know that his memory and contributions will live on. Condolences to Daryl's family while you hold onto his memories,
Posted by Howard Elliott on August 27, 2021
I worked with Daryl closely in the Procter & Gamble Supplier Diversity group for 6 years. Daryl was a tireless advocate for minority business inclusion and I leaned on him for his knowledge about inclusion and equity. Daryl was a key architect and contributor to the P&G Supplier Diversity program and helped the company become a Billion Dollar Roundtable member. Daryl was a creative force in our group and continuously contributed ideas and concepts that enhanced the program and got results. Daryl is responsible for the success of many minority businesses that became suppliers to P&G. Most of all I will remember Daryl as a man of principle, integrity, and strong values who practiced what he preached. Howard Elliott
Posted by Lusain Memorial on August 25, 2021
Services for Mr. Daryl M. Hodnett will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Crossroads Church (Oakley), 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209.
Visitation at 11 AM and Service begins at 12 PM. Repass immediately following at the same location.
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Life Reflections of Daryl M. Hodnett

Daryl M. Hodnett (63) transitioned this life on August 23, 2021 at Christ Hospital. The only child of Ruby (Patton) and Walter Hodnett while living in Oakland California.

His number one concern was his family. They shared a love for elite soccer, vacations to many states throughout the county and lots of grilling. This is where Daryl’s love for cooking could shine. His most creative and memorable dishes were served at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. He was a prankster and would send all of us pictures of things that made you smile, scared you to death because it was your phobia but mainly pictures of himself. He recently fell under the spell of Tik Tok. He loved music and could name a song in a matter of notes or words. All of his extraordinary qualities were on display in his throughout his career. Daryl was always seeking new challenges and this began during high school job at Mayors Jewelers. There he earned the name Rock. A name to which some only knew him by.

While at the jewelry store he was blessed with the opportunity to work in the mailroom at Procter &Gamble. Daryl did not let this position be the be all to end all. He began his many management positions by serving as the Media Manger North America General Advertising. During this time he created a film titled “ Economic Inclusion-Why Supplier Diversity is Important”. Winning a “Telly” Award. He transitioned to Group Manager Corporate Purchases North America. Here he helped led and build the world -class supplier diversity effort for P&G. Concluding this role he retired after a 30 yr. illustrious career.

He decided that there were other “big things” to do but first spent many years as a “househusband” (to the delight of his family). He got the itch it get back in it and felt that he had more to contribute to minority inclusion. He accepted a position at the University of Missouri serving as Director -Supplier Diversity. He is credited with “reengineering the supplier diversity program.

At his passing Daryl was employed by Advocate Aurora Heath Care as the System Director- Supplier Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He led their supplier diversity effort since 2017. In the few short years he was award 4 honors of distinction of which he was extremely proud to have received.

His legacy will be remembered in love by his wife Regina (Taylor); his pride and joy, sons Sheldon and Evan. Family members Richard Foster; Ralph Patton (Beth); Roosevelt Patton (Delinda); Lynette Foster; Daryl Foster (Barbara); Greg Foster (Carolyn); Dwain Giles (Samantha). He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved aunt Pearl.

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A Really Good Man

Shared by Greg White on August 28, 2021
While I’ve been retired for quite some time, I had the pleasure of knowing Daryl during his days at Procter & Gamble where he played a major role in the development and success of P&G’s supplier diversity efforts.  In addition to his creativity and drive toward those goals, on a personal level I always found him to be cheerful, outgoing, always willing to collaborate, professional, and always displaying a strong combination of talent and common sense.  Daryl had a great sense of humor and he approached his work with a very positive attitude.  He was a really good guy who was widely respected.  I wasn’t aware of his successes and accomplishments after leaving P&G but I’m certainly not surprised.  I enjoyed working with Daryl and am proud of his journey.  My condolences to his family.