Alex M. Hodges

September 21, 1986 ‒ November 27, 2019

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Alex M. Hodges, age 33 of Columbus died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at home.

He was born on September 21, 1986 in Columbus and was a graduate of Big Walnut High School in 2005. Alex had been employed with several companies as a customer service agent. Kind and generous he possessed the kindest heart and amazing sense of humor. He enjoyed video games, watching movies, TV, and trying new foods and restaurants.

Alex loved to go places and travel. Considered a big teddy bear, he was silly and fun loving. Always attentive to the needs of others, he would give you his last dime. Unapologetically himself, he loved large, and that love extended to animals including his canine buddy Killian. Liked by all, he will be remembered for his caring ways and love of his treasured family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his parents: Jackie (David) Lann of Ravenna, Dan Hodges of Columbus, brother Andy (Gwen) Hodges of Galena, Amy Hodges (Girson Sales) of Columbus, nephews and niece: Matthew, Benton, and Brynnan who described him as the best uncle of all time, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and by his older brother Aaron in 2000.

Friends may call Sunday, December 8th from 3-5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 where funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Monday 11:00 am at Fancher Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to his family to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • I am so incredibly sorry to hear of this loss. Alex was so sweet and I have many fun memories of him from school growing up. He was incredibly thoughtful and kind. Prayers for his family and all who knew him.

  • Jackie and Dan, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Alex… if there is anything that we can do please let us know. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Thanks very much. It is good to hear from you. I am sorry it’s under this circumstance. God bless you….

  • Alex was such a sweet young man, who was not afraid to show his inner silliness. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Jackie, Amy, Andy and Danny, my heart breaks for you.

  • My dearest Jackie and family,
    The events of these past few days will reshape the rest of your lives. May God draw you closer, if that is possible, as a family and into His loving arms. Alex was and will forever be a legendary man of great heart and sweetness to me. Always so kind and gentle when I saw him but funny, oh so funny. I count it a great blessing to have know him! I am here for you, my sister. Any time you need me! All my love, Sue

  • My dear friend Jackie and family,
    My heart is just broken for you all. With your strong faith in God He will sustain you but your life will forever have another void. I am praying for you all and if there is anything I can do please let me know. Jackie I love you!! Paula

  • Jackie,
    I’m really sorry to hear this! I pray that you will find God’s presence and peace with you! Cherish the memories! I will be praying for you!

  • Jackie & family, Geri, Jenny & Gene:
    My heart aches for you. I never knew Alex but he sounds like quite a loving character! Cherish your memories and hold them close in your heart, as they will help sustain you through your upcoming darkest days of loss.
    Death is never easy, but facing the challenges of Holiday and other gatherings is hardest, especially at first. Sometimes we go through the motions because we are doing it for others (siblings, nieces & nephews, grandkids, etc) emotionally, but in reality it is the purpose WE truly need. To keep going, honoring the memory and wishes of the one we mourn is a priceless gift. To ourselves and the one we’ve lost, we must fill that void at the table, at the TV & video game console, or wherever they would be, by BEING where THEY would want us to be. Play that game, laugh at that joke or the memory of something Alex said or did! Reminiscences warm the heart and bring them closer… When they live in our hearts, they are never truly gone.
    God bless you all. Pick up that found penny, watch the antics of that Cardinal outside your window, embrace the view of the beautiful butterfly or dragonfly as they flutter around, sing loud and proud with that favorite song that Alex always loved, sniff deeply when you smell an aroma that reminds you of Alex (yes, even if it is one of his bone jarring farts!) or brings to light a memory of a fun time together like popcorn at the movies or warm nuts at the circus. THRIVE to live & love, because Alex would expect that.

  • My family and I send our condolences to all of Alex’s family this is a very sad day. Love and prayers to everyone.

    Michelle B and Mary P

  • Hey Chupa!
    You always knew how to make someone laugh when they were blue. Such a goofy awesome man you were.
    Rest easy my friend,

    Amy and G and fam!
    My heart goes out to you all! I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I wish you all the best❤️❤️❤️
    Lots of hugs🤗🤗❤️❤️

  • TO: Jackie, Aaron and Amy. No words can ever heal or express My feelings of pain for your loss of such a GREAT GUY!! Alex was truly a “one of a KIND person”. I thought of him as a son, as his love just radiated to others, for truth. I promise to ALWAYS keep Alex in my prayers along with others we have given to Jesus. Here if needs be, my heart is hurting also, luv,bren

  • My sincere condolences as you mourn the loss of Alex. Praying for comfort for all of you.

  • Our Sincere condolences for you and your family. Our heart aches for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob, Cindy & Emily Lohman

  • I am so sorry for you loss. We have a lot of great memories of Alex growing up. Our thoughts are with your family ❤️
    Jen (Zipf) Forson and family

  • Jackie & Family,
    Mike & I send our love & condolences to all of you. We are truly saddened by the much too early passing of Alex. Our pastor & friend, Rev, @ Central College always says that children are a gift from God. God entrusts the children to us, but then they return to their Heavenly Father. Please let me know if you need anything in the days & months ahead.

  • Oh what a beautiful tribute to an amazing man. My heart is broken but my Spirit trusts in the Most High God who loves us even to the death of His Son. My prayers are with you Jackie- oh how I love you!

  • We have only known Alex a short time since he started working @ Widepoint. From the time we have known Alex he showed a loving and giving heart. He understood my (Janet) crazy sense of humor. We will miss him.


  • I met Alex and Andrew when they were living in Baltimore and from that first meeting I could tell these brothers were special. Amazing personalities, fun loving, kind hearted, and just overall good dudes (or “Ohio Dudes”) as I jokingly called them. When Alex moved back to Ohio, we obviously saw each other less, but he always made a periodic effort to shoot me a text just to see how I was doing. Alex would revisit Maryland periodically and when we hung out, it always felt like I was with my best friend, and I would venture to say after knowing him as long as I have, that he was indeed one of my best friends. The news of his passing caused my heart to skip a beat – and brought that dreaded, but all too familiar “this can’t be real” thought to cross my mind when we lose someone we love. To Alex’s family (especially Amy and Andrew) I know you guys have lost another sibling before Alex and I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. Alex is with his brother again. To Alex, I’ll see you on the other side my man. Rest in peace.

  • I was so sad to hear about Alex. I remember spending time with your family, and watching the kiddos when they were young. It sounds like Alex grew up into a wonderful man. My sincere condolences to your family.

  • I only knew Alex a short time as I started at the same agency he worked for within the past two months but he was immediately welcoming, providing of knowledge and always willing to help. His loss was a shock to all of us here and he will be missed. He was a wonderfully good person and his passing is a true loss as so few are open, giving of themselves and compassionate as him in this world.

  • Jackie

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Even though we have not stayed in touch through the years you all have always been in my heart, thoughts and prayers everyday. I never got to know Alex but from what I am reading and knowing his Mother the way I do I am sure he is an amazing young man. I love you all very much. Please let me know if you need anything.