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James Christopher Hodgen

August 18, 1980 ~ January 30, 2019 (age 38)

Brazil, Indiana

James Christopher Hodgen, 38, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home in Brazil. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on August 18, 1980 to Jimmie Lynn Hodgen and Linda (Smith) Hodgen. James attended Lafayette Jefferson High School, and worked at PPG in Brazil. He was extremely intelligent, in his free time he enjoyed playing video games, riding motorcycles, being in the outdoors experiencing nature, and helping in the garden. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Wayne Smith, and his paternal grandmother, Laura Hodgen. 

Survivors Include:

    Mother:    Linda “Rocki” Hodgen, Brazil, Indiana

    Father:        Jimmie Lynn Hodgen

    Maternal Grandmother:    Lois Ann Smith, Brazil, Indiana

    Paternal Grandfather:        Jim Hodgen, Lafayette, Indiana

    Uncles:    Ken (Kate) Smith, Bedford, Indiana

            James Smith, Brazil, Indiana

            Frank Hodgen, Frankfort, Indiana

   Aunts:     Becky (Bob Buck) Hodgen, Lafayette, Indiana

                  Wanda (Tony) Peterson, Lafayette, Indiana

A celebration of James’s life will be held at a later date. Moore Funeral Home in Brazil was entrusted with his cremation arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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