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Huntersville community mourns the loss of veteran firefighter
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — It was a somber working day in Huntersville as loved ones and close friends reported goodbye to veteran firefighter, Jeff Hager.
This somber, gloomy Tuesday, spouse and children and buddies stated goodbye to a person who constantly seemed to make things superior.
Jeff Hager was a firefighter for Charlotte and Huntersville for additional than 20 decades. He and his spouse Amee shed their fights with COVID-19.
“Not only have you dropped two souls,” mentioned one particular speaker at today’s funeral, “These younger children have missing a thing that is priceless: A mother and a father.’
The pews of Grace Covenant Church loaded with folks mourning the reduction of a human being they known as a humble hero.
“He would give you an straightforward impression warranted or not. This was a enormous commodity,” a person human being mentioned.
He was a terrific firefighter.
“Great firefighters like Jeff you should not go to hell simply because the devil’s afraid he could set it out,” a person speaker stated with a chuckle.
He was a fantastic father.
One good friend reported, “Jeff was a person of the very best dads and husbands I’ve at any time operate throughout in my total everyday living.”
Hager occasionally labored 100 hours a 7 days to deliver for his spouse and children.
“Making confident his household experienced not only what they wanted, but in several situations what they wished.”
He was a also described as a good pal.
“We generally believed of Jeff like a remedy pet dog,” said Monthly bill Suthard, Huntersville Hearth PIO. “Jeff had an uncanny skill to establish people that just desired some excess enjoy and some help.”
“He failed to just tell you, ‘Hey, it looks like you need some assistance.’ He would just show up,” claimed one spouse and children member.
Fire stations from throughout the Charlotte region joined the procession via Huntersville to honor a man who was generally there for absolutely everyone else.
Tonight, everyone is imagining and praying for the couple’s four small children.
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