Jeffrey David Hodgson, 48, of Jeffersonville, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
Jeff was born on August 3, 1972 in Louisville, Kentucky to (George) David Hodgson and Linda (Gognat) Spalding.
He graduated from Fairfield High School (Fairfield, OH) in 1992 where he wrestled in the heavyweight division.
Jeff loved helping people and worked for 18 years as an EMT/Firefighter for services such as American Medical Response (2015-2019), Yellow Ambulance (2012-2014), Rural Metro EMS (2006-2008, 2011-2012), Louisville Metro EMS (2005-2006), Clark County EMS (2001-2004), Harrison County EMS (2008-2012), Kings Daughters EMS (2008-2011), Spencer County EMS (2017-2018), McCulloch Volunteer Fire Department (2002-2005), Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department (2014-2017), and Georgetown Township Fire District (2017-2018).
He also combined his love for firefighting and auto racing by working on the Track Rescue teams for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Kentucky Speedway.
Jeff is preceded in death by his grandparents Frank and Margaret Gognat, Reginald and Lucille Hodgson, and by his uncle Hank Gognat.
He is survived by his parents; his loving wife of 5 years, Heidi (Fountain) Hodgson; and his children Allison Hodgson, Andrew Cronk, Matthew Hodgson, and Michael Hodgson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday October 15, 2020 at Legacy Funeral Center, 921 Main Street, Jeffersonville, IN. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at the funeral home.
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