Urban A. “Smokey” Hudson, 88 of Ewing, Missouri died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM at the Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, Missouri.
The son of Everett and Anna Shear Hudson was born on March 28, 1923 at Palmyra, Missouri.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Noel on May 10, 1942 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hannibal, Missouri.
Urban was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was also a member of Twelve Points Hunting Club, Quincy Eagle’s Club and Quincy Gun Club. He was a grain and livestock farmer several years before working 20 years at Gardner-Denver in Quincy and later 17 years for the City of Ewing. He was an avid quail hunter and trap shooter and loved to play pitch and go dancing.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Hudson of C.A.R.E. in Lewistown, Mo.; six children, Sharon Brumback & husband Jim of Palmyra, Mo., Loretta Toliver & husband Alan of Ewing, Mo., Larry Hudson & wife Linda of Lewistown, Mo., Gary Hudson & wife Debby of Palmyra, Mo., Ruthie Schutte & husband David of Quincy, Il. and Brad Hudson & wife Janeice of Hannibal, Mo.; twelve grandchildren, Lisa Walker, Teresa Butler, Andrea Lay, Chad Hudson, Cari Garner, Desi Bartz, Dustin Hudson, Amanda Meyers, Allison Smith, Amy Schutte, Garrett Hudson and Ryan Hudson; thirteen great-grandchildren; six brothers, Kenneth Hudson, Clarence Hudson, Harold Hudson, Herman Hudson, Gilbert Hudson and Ted Hudson; two sisters, Alma Johnston and Marie Thorington; brother-in-law, Charles Noel and several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Loretta, two brothers, Arthur and Paul Hudson, and a sister Marguerite Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton with burial in the Queen of Peace Cemetery at Ewing, Mo. Graveside military honors presented by Lewis County Memorial Post # 578.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4 until 8 PM at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Twelve Points Hunting Club or Ewing City Park.
Pallbearers: Chad Hudson, Garrett Hudson, Ryan Hudson, Brock Butler, Randy Lay, Jeff Smith and Gregg Walker.
Honorary Pallbearers: Lyle Seals, Terry Seals, Judy Leach, Mardy Gaus and Dorothy Goings.