Harold “Eddie” Edward Hudson, Jr.

Graveside Services for Harold “Eddie” Edward Hudson, Jr, 76, Perry will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. He passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home.

Eddie was born on November 8, 1942 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Harold Edward Hudson, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth (Carr) Hudson.

He married Linda May Bowen on January 18, 1953 in Lecompton, Kansas and they were married for 48 years. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2018.

Eddie graduated from Lecompton High School in 1961 and was a Sheet Metal Worker for Local No.2 for over 25 years before retiring in early 1990. After retiring he became a driver for the car dealerships around Lawrence.

He had a passion for scuba diving, fishing and traveling. He spent the last 8 years as a snowbird living summers in Kansas and winters at his home in Arizona.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Williams, (Gary) Perry, son, Harold Hudson III (Christy), Kansas City, Missouri and a sister, Linda May (Frye) Skinner (David) of Vacaville, CA. He had four grandsons, Cole Fowler (Crystal), Tyler Williams, Bowen and Dylan Hudson; and one great-granddaughter, Lilly Fowler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Marie (Hudson) Foster in 2007 and Marge Elizabeth (Hudson) Gish in 2016.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

9 Condolences

  1. Dolores Palmer on January 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Condolences to the Hudson family. My husband, Bob Palmer, who died in July, was a tinner with Local #2 also. The union was very good to us and as an 83 year-old disabled widow, I am very grateful for my small but secure pension. I remember Bob speaking of Harold and I believe they car-pooled for a time.

  2. Loma Gregg on January 30, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Michelle and Butch my Prayers are with you and your family, I have so many Memories of things that your Dad and Mom we did through the years when we all lived in Lecompton. Hold on to all those Wonderful Memories you have with your Dad they do help you get through those rough times. He will always be with you in your Heart that will Never change. Keeping your family in my Prayers ????and in my Heart. ???? .LOMA.

  3. Kay Wittman on January 31, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Michelle and family, sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was fun to work with at the dealership. Always had a smile on his face.

  4. Bruce & Shirley Unfred (Texas) on January 31, 2019 at 11:18 am

    We can’t express how much Eddie meant to us over the years. He always brought so much light into the lives of those around him. We’ll remember him in many positive ways–with a big smile and a great sense of humor, always great with a story. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our condolences to your whole family.—Bruce & Shirley Unfred (Texas)

  5. Dorothy Moore on February 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    My heart is sadden by the news of Eddie’s passing. He was one of the nicest guys around always with a smile on his face. I know he was well liked by everyone he came in touch with. My prayers are with you in these days of sorrow for you. Class of 1961 with Eddie. He will be missed greatly . Dorothy [ Chinn] Moore.

  6. Vicki Goff-Miller on February 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Michelle and Butch & Family,
    So sorry for your loss of your father he was a sweet man. You all are in my thoughts and prayers
    Vicki Goff-Miller & Family

  7. James family: on February 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Michelle & Butch,
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May you find peace knowing he is no longer in pain. I wish we could attend the service, but circumstances will not allow. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The James family.

  8. Betty Smith-Mitchell on February 6, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Eddie and Linda were such wonderful people. I really enjoyed working with them on the Alumni Banquet. So sorry to hear the news. May you be comforted during this difficult time and may the time you are apart not seem so long.

  9. Jeri Long on February 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Michelle, was sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing I enjoyed his laughter for the years I worked with him at Laird Noller and have not forgotten him. God Bless

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