Ernest J. Hudson
Ernest J. Hudson
  • June 7, 1923 - December 15, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Mr. Ernest J. Hudson, age 94, formerly of Dunn, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at his son’s residence in Clayton, NC.

Mr. Hudson was born in Harnett County on June 7, 1923 the son of the late James Ernie and Ida Mae Weaver Hudson and is also preceded in death by his wife Louise Hudson, his daughter Gayle Hinnant, three brothers: Paul Hudson, Walter Hudson and Arlon Hudson and two sisters: Bertha Stewart and Margaret Paramore.

Ernest honorably served his country through the United States Army Air Forces and is a Veteran of World War II where he was a Military Police Specialist in the South Pacific.

He retired from the NC Department of Transportation with thirty one years of service as a diesel injection specialist. After retiring, Ernest and his wife Louise enjoyed RV traveling across the United States. He loved fishing, helping his fellow man and cherished spending time with his family. He loved his Glad Tidings Church family and was the spiritual leader of his family. He was instrumental in chartering four missionary churches in Wake County, NC.

He is survived by:

Sons: Charles Jerry Hudson and wife Barbara Ann of Waxhaw, NC and Donald Hudson and wife Anne of Clayton, NC

Daughter: Patricia Diane Cochran and husband Kenneth of Jacksonville, FL

Son-in-Law: David Hinnant of Raleigh

Step sons: Jim Lee and wife Roni and Ron Lee and wife Bess

Twelve Grandchildren & Eleven Great Grandchildren

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 am in Glad Tiding Church with Pastor Tim Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 10:50 am, one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to: Glad Tidings Church, Home Missions Department, 711 Fairground Rd. Dunn, NC 28334.