Kenneth L. Hudson

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PIQUA — Kenneth L. Hudson I, age 78, of Piqua, passed away at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in his residence. He was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Piqua, OH, to the late Bernard K. and Thelma A. (Gibboney) Hudson. He married Judith (Judy) Slife June 12, 1965, in Piqua, OH. She preceded him in death March 21, 2003.

He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law: Kenneth II & Sharon Hudson, Piqua, OH, Michael Hudson, Piqua, OH; one daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer & Frank Walters, Covington, OH; 11 grandchildren: Jamie Arnold, Kenny (Shara) Hudson, Shanin (Troy) Scott, Keena (Shade) White, Kahleb Hudson, Rikk Wildenhaus Jr., Bradly Wildenhaus, Brandon Wilkes, Nick Baker, Marissa Baker, Kevin Hudson; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard Hudson and Donald Hess.

Kenneth loved going fishing, was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, and especially loved spending time with his family. He worked for Miller Meteor in Piqua for 14 years, he worked at Copeland in Sidney for 10 years and worked at Retterbush Fiberglass in Piqua for 25 years before retiring in 2003. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from Nov. 20, 1957 until Nov. 19, 1960.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Miami Memorial Park, Covington with Chaplain Ed Ellis officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.

Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio's Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.

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Piqua, OH 45356
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2018
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