After a 26 year battle with Cystic Fibrosis, on March 3, 2023, Austin Michael Hodge went home to be with Jesus. Austin was born December 2, 1996 in Bryan, Texas. He placed his trust in Jesus, was redeemed, and born again in September of 2003.
Austin graduated from College Station High School in 2015. He completed his Associate’s Degree from Blinn College in 2019, and was 12 hours shy of completing his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management at Texas A&M University.
In his lifetime, Austin’s interests included sports, hunting, cooking, and gaming. But, nothing held his attention more than the performance of the Texas A&M football team. Austin was a tried and true Aggie and his support for the maroon and white never waivered.
A valiant solider in the Lord’s army; never bitter and never wavering in his faith, Austin was steadfast in his determination to live out his divinely appointed mission on earth while facing all challenges head on.
Let it be known, and certainly all of those who knew Austin well or who observed from afar would attest, in the words of P.H. DuVal, Jr. ‘51 (“The Last Corps Trip”):
He always had the grit;
We’ve seen him lose and we’ve seen him win,
But we’ve never seen him quit.
Austin is survived by his parents, Kevin and Heather Hodge; brothers, Ty and Nathan Hodge; grandparents, Steve and Jana Crouse; grandparents, Billy and Betty Ruth Hodge; uncle and aunt, Eric and Tiffany Brown; cousins, Noah and Jacob Brown; uncle and aunt, Mark and Shauna Alexander; cousins, Kylie and Andrew Alexander; uncle and aunt, David and Melissa Hollon; and cousins James, Will, and Luke Hollon.
“Austin fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for Austin the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, awarded to Austin on that day, and not only to Austin but also to all who have loved his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Austin’s name.