Earl Franklin Hudson, 80, of Elizabethtown, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.
Born Oct. 12, 1933, in Bellaire, Ohio, to Harry William Hudson and Edna Lou Pugh, he served in the U.S. Army and later became a quality engineer for Conner Peripherals in San Jose, Calif. After his retirement from Conner, he became a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office.
Earl enjoyed working as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and going on mission trips. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday school class. His hobbies were woodworking and watching and playing golf. He loved God and his family and never met a stranger.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Edna; and seven siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Howard Hudson of Elizabethtown; two stepdaughters, Lara Beard (Kenny) of Elizabethtown and Susan Howard of Austin, Texas; a stepson, Michael Howard (Doris) of Mayer, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Susie Beard Walker (Wes), of Jacksonville, N.C., Jacob Beard of Starkville, Miss., and Matthew Mastrom of White, Ga.; a brother, William Henry Hudson of Beallsville, Ohio; a sister, Sylvia Hawkins of Pahrump, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown with the Revs. Mike Gibbons and John Vaught officiating. Burial follows in St. Clare Cemetery in Colesburg.
Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown and continues from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Habitat for Humanity, the
or Memorial United Methodist Church.
Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.