Ernesto Francisco Hedges, age 58, passed away suddenly in his home on June 9, 2014. Born in Canada he was a son Julia Maritza Smith of Gulf Port, FL.
He will be deeply missed by his companion of 20 years, Melissa Clark, his mother, Julia Maritza Smith and brother Burke Hedges of Clearwater, FL. He leaves behind several family and friends.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force then worked as an Air Traffic Controller. He also worked for the Tampa Police Department first as a dispatcher then served 20 years as a Tampa Police Officer. He loved boating, car racing and animals.
A Celebration of Life is being planned.
Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel 14360 Spring Hill Drive Spring Hill FL