Larry G. Hodgson (78)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: December 30, 1941
Death: December 25, 2020

Larry Gene Hodgson, 78, was called home to be with his beloved father in Heaven on December 25, 2020. Larry was born December 30, 1941 in Albion, Illinois, son of Glenn and Helen (Fisher) Hodgson. He was married to Claudia Sue Collins for 16 years and she survives.

Larry was a devoted Christian and loving father. He had the kindest of hearts and never knew a stranger. He was loved by everyone that knew him. In his early years he worked as a draftsman and later went on to retire from Champion Laboratories after 30 years of service. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He attended the Church of God: A Worldwide Association, was an avid reader and teacher with a strong faith and love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Collins of Grayville; daughters, April Perry (Darrell Garwood) of Freeport, FL, Angie Kelsey of Crossville, IL, Diana (Bill) Tighe of Stewardson, IL. Stepsons, Tim (Deb) Collins of Grayville, Scott (Sandy) Collins of Carterville, IL; sister-in-law, Melba Hodgson of Albion; grandchildren, Seth Perry, Dalton Wilkerson, Drake Kelsey, Jagger Perry, Canyon Perry, Ayden Duncan and Dartaighnan Kelsey; step grandchildren, Holly Spraggs, Tate Collins, Hannah Collins, Kari Coughlin, Nathan Collins, Savanah Hopkins, and Courtney Collins, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one twin brother, Garry D. Hodgson, two sisters, June (Benny) Horton and Mary (Jack) Horton.

In keeping with Larry’s wishes, his remains were cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: No Service

7 thoughts on “Larry G. Hodgson”

  1. Quinn and Glenna Hunley

    April and Angie we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. My dad was the most kindhearted and gentle man I’ve ever known. He loved us girls unconditionally and he was never too proud to show it. The past several years he suffered from depression, pain, anxiety, and worry. Although my heart is broken knowing I have to go on in this crazy world without seeing his face or hearing his voice I do know he is in a better place. His Love and faith for God is what helps me accept his loss. I can see him smiling again, home with his beloved father.

    1. So sorry for your loss. Was fortunate to be able to reconnect and visit several times with him. He was a kind and sweet man…he will be missed!

  3. I worked with Larry for several years at Champ. He was fun to work with and always had interesting life stories to share. Larry was an old fashioned gentleman sort of guy and he absolutely adored his 3 daughters.

  4. Thank you for your condolences. It was truly a surprise and we girls are pretty torn up about it. He was a good man as well as the best father any daughter could have. He was my voice of reason, my ali, my everything. He made me be a better person and molded me into who ive become today. I love him so much and miss him very much. My heart is broken although I knew his years and health were fadilng him. Thank you again. May God bless you and your family.

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