Even after he stopped being a professor, Henry Jack Hudson never stopped teaching.
Hudson attended Emory University School of Dentistry, where he became a professor after graduating. Then, in the 1960s, Hudson opened his own practice.
"He was a teacher and a friend first, and our dentist second," said Walter Grayson, a patient of Hudson's who, due to Hudson's influence, became a dentist himself.
"We gained from his knowledge and experience every day," Grayson said. "He was fantastic about getting things just right. There was no accepting anything less than the very best."
Henry Jack Hudson, of Atlanta, died June 23 of complications from heart failure. He was 84. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 12 at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremations Services, in Tucker. Read the news obituary
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 1, 2014