OBITUARY

Jeffrey Les Hovda

April 20, 1963February 7, 2019
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Mr. Jeffrey Les Hovda, 55, of Woodstock, GA passed away February 7, 2019. Jeff was born on April 20, 1963 in Minneapolis, MN. After graduating from Armstrong High School, Jeff attended Bemidji State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He was a football fan and loyal to the Minnesota Vikings. Jeff was a loving and devoted father and husband. He was the life of the party and loved to laugh and tell jokes. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Jeff leaves behind his beloved wife of 21 years, Scarlett Hovda; daughters, Hailey (19) and Kaitlyn Hovda (17); parents, Les and Shirley Hovda; brother, Scott Hovda; sister, Debbie Haagenson; father-in-law, James Gilbert; and sister-in-law, Vicky Batten. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Gertie Gilbert. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5-8pm at Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 11:00am, 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189. A reception will follow at the church.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Jeffrey Les Hovda

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Chris McIntosh

February 14, 2019

RIP Skippy! You'll be missed by the McIntosh family and all of the fun times we had with you! The summer pool, the old tennis team, and neighborhood parties! Also, the times you and Shep used to sneak into our home and our family photo's would go missing! Bye Friend!

Jeff Neve

February 12, 2019

Jeff, I haven't seen you in awhile but looking at all the photos reminded me of the great sense of humor and the love for life that you had. I know that you packed a lot of living into your 55 years. Jeff, you left a lot of memories for us but we will miss you greatly!!

Andrew Markich

February 12, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you Scarlett.

Sam Mueller

February 12, 2019

It has been wonderful to read on-line the many comments from Jeff’s family and friends. Reminds me of the Jackie Robinson quote, and I think Jeff would like the baseball analogy, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Obviously, Jeff impacted many in a positive way.
Would like to offer my sincere condolences to those who loved him and knew him the best.
Goodbye my friend.

Madeline Shepard

February 11, 2019

When I think about Skip, I will celebrate the fact that I got 15 years of memories with the happiest, greatest man I've ever known. (15 years and this is the only picture I can find of us together, but oh well.)

When I think of him, I will think of loud belly laughs, basement karaoke, and genuine friendship. I will think of some of the best days of my life.

Thank you Skip for the gift you were to all of us. I know that the only way to honor your memory is to fill this space you left with laughter and joy and singing, and I won't let you down.

Lisa Gibbons

February 11, 2019

Jeff (JT) you will be greatly missed by all. I have so many fun memories of visiting you in Indi with Deb, watching Vacation and Saturday Night Fever, singing to Meatloaf, fondue nights, and just watching you interact with your family. You had a huge heart and a way to always make those who knew you smile and laugh. Scarlett & girls you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Schwartz

February 11, 2019

Jeff, was a co-worker and great friend of mine since 1995. We watch a lot of football and hockey together and drank many beverages while hanging out. I remember having a fun time at his wedding and was honored to be a groomsman when he married Scarlett. I remember going to Destin FL with his family when the girls were little. He taught me a lot about lumber and plywood when I first started at GP with him in Indianapolis. I will greatly miss him and will think of him often for the rest of my life. Love you brother!!

Scott Lockwood

February 11, 2019

There are so many things that I hold dear about our friendship. From your Hole in 1 at Fox Creek, the Chip in on 17 at the Wolcott Fire Department Tournament, the "Hovdar" experience in Talladega, showing me how to make the perfect Bloody Mary with a Pickle (always with a Pickle), or waiting for the world to end New Years Eve 2000. Through it all you were there, helping me. Even when you thought I was crazy you still supported me. "How can you quit DRINKING!"
You made me a better man and I can never thank you enough for that.
The world is just a little bit darker now that you have moved on, but the stars show brighter because you are up there among them.

Manny Torres

February 10, 2019

Jeff, Tim Henschel and I flew to Boston to watch the Red Sox play and then flew to NYC to watch the Yankees play. We had a great time ,we laughed, got drunk, everything Jeff loved by to do .Jeff was larger than life and we will miss him terribly. Love your Serenade Bros!!!

Chris Nelson

February 10, 2019

I grew up with Jeff in New Hope- I remember Jeff as a happy go lucky guy who loved sports, dogs and having a good time. We had many laughs together and when I think of Jeff I always smile. I so wish we had not lost touch- but I also know he was a good man who loved those around him. I saw in another note that he lit up a room- oh do I believe that! Good Speed Jeff.

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