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“I want to say Thank You for everything and everyone for all they did for my Hero my Daddy. He was a Awesome man and a daddy and a grandpa to so many...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jenny Smith - Drexel, NC

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. We are your neighbors in Sparta. My 12 year old son always talks about how he let him ride his side...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Travis, Debbie & Harley Rathbun

“We are deeply saddened by Jerry's passing, and are sending our thoughts and prayers to Wanda and the family. Jerry was a good man, and he is going...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jen Mabus - Glen St Glen, FL

“So sorry to hear of Jerry´s passing. Prayers for the family ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Toni Reece (West)

“Jenny and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jonathan and Kaylee have so many fond memories of him and camping at the creek and riding 4 wheelers....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Huffman - Valdese, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great man who loved his family. He always had a smile on his face. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Raquel Jennings - NC - Friend

“I´m so sorry for your loss. I pray peace and comfort will find you all. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Hullette

“My sincere condolences to the Family for your lossKeeping you all in our thoughts and prayers Pam and Family ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pam DelVechio - Conover, NC

“Words cannot express the sadness we feel about Jerry's passing.Prayers for Wanda and the family. Heaven surely gained a new angel.ee ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Benita Watson - Glen st. M, FL


Mr. Jerry Elzie Hudson Sr., 71, of Lenoir passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Jerry was born July 21, 1949, in Burke County to the late Rev. Horace Hudson and Viola H. Hudson. Jerry was a member of Hildebrand View Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and loved his church dearly. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jerry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; he loved being outdoors and hunting deer, cooking for his family and spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife Wanda Moyers Hudson; and siblings, Bland Hudson and Carrie Carswell.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Watson Hudson; son, Jerry Hudson Jr.; daughter, Jenny Smith and husband Josh; step-son, Christopher Huffstetler; grandchildren, Cortnee Hudson and fiancée Hunter Mise, Marshall Smith, Scarlett Smith,; step-grandchildren, Cory Huffstetler and wife Danielle, Brooke Huffstetler, and Tyler Huffstetler; and great-grandchildren, Carson Huffstetler and Emma Hart. Also surviving are brothers, Bob Hudson and wife Marilyn, and Lyndon Hudson; sisters, Ruth Reynolds and husband Richard, Peggy Lail, and Penny Hudson; sister-in-law, Benita Watson and wife Jennifer; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Hildebrand View Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Nantz officiating. Interment will following in the church cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by the North Carolina National Guard and the Caldwell County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the church.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.

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