Hudson Powell Lee
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Hudson Powell Lee
  • July 20, 1938 - August 13, 2017
  • Spring, Texas

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Hudson Powell Lee entered into rest August 13, 2017. He was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on July 20, 1938 to parents Joseph and Vera Lee.

He grew up in Portland, Oregon and Washington State before settling in Houston. Hudson attended Edison Junior High, Stephen F. Austin High School, joined U.S. army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1958 to 1964 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Mainz, Germany where he was on the U.S. Army Rifle Competition Team.

He met and married his high school sweetheart, Merlene Richards Lee prior to being deployed to Germany. They shared 58 plus years of adventure and happiness with never a dull moment.

Hudson's life was very active and he loved working with kids. Coaching and officiating youth and high school football for many years, coaching ROTC fancy drill teams and lastly being a crossing guard for Klein School district kept him young at heart.
He worked in the airline industry many years retiring from British Airways in 2004. Following that retirement, he worked with TSA followed by Klein School District.

Family and his faith were the primary loves of Hudson's life.

Hudson is survived by his beloved wife, Merlene Richards Lee, son, Phillip Lee and wife Lori, grandson, Justin Powell, granddaughter, Jennifer Reynolds, great- granddaughter, Carlee Shrake, sister Linda Gilmore. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vera and Joseph Lee, and brother, J.A. Lee.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Nexus In-Patient Care and Oasis Hospice for their care of Hudson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.