Zach Hodge, age 32, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama.
Zach was survived by his parents, Tony and Pam Hodge, his sister, Allison Bagents, his nephew, Grayson Ballard and a host of precious family and friends.
Zach was a 2017 graduate of LBW Community College in Andalusia, Alabama. He proudly wore the name, Welder. And, through his vocation, Zach was privileged to travel to various states across the country. He enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new faces. Zach had the gift of hospitality, he could make people feel at ease and loved very much. “Live and Let Live,” he would say, and he believed it.
Zach’s love of music led to teaching himself to play the guitar at fifteen. He spent countless hours practicing before, “Taking it on the road.” He played for family, friends, and on occasion, before an audience. He loved seeing others happy and having fun.
Zach’s smile was infectious. Not many ever met him when he wasn’t sporting that dashing smile. His ability to love BIG and without conditions is a unique gift and Zach gave it away freely in life, and ultimately in death. By his own choice, he became an organ donor many years ago. Through his passing, Zach gave life-changing hope to three other individuals. The scripture that Zach best exemplified is John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
My son, Zach, was many things, to many people, but first and foremost he was a man that loved with a heart so much larger than this life. An eternal love that lives on even after the giver is gone.
A Celebration of Life service will be held, Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 3 pm – 5 pm at, The Venue at the Hanger, 1567 Airport Road, Luverne, AL 36049.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to: The Legacy of Hope Foundation, 502 20th St South, Birmingham, AL 35233 or on the website: LEGACYOFHOPE.ORG