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John W. Hudson Jr.

1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
John W. Hudson Jr. Obituary

loving husband, father, brother and grand-father, of Cumming, GA, passed away at his home on September 29, 2017.

He was born in Louisville, KY, on May 15, 1945, and joins his father, John W. Hudson, and mother, Katherine Hudson Rudy, in heaven. He proudly grew up in St. Matthews and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes and Trinity High School ('64), while also attending the University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University.

John proudly served his country as a member of the 11th Special Forces Group. He enjoyed hiking, the outdoors, photography, telling fantastic stories, making others laugh and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife, Debra Hudson, mother in law Joalyn Hepler, his children, Ashley and Matt Petty, John and Erin Hudson, Kate and John Gerow, Andrew and Molly Thornburg, his sister, Helen and Bill Millhollan, and his grandchildren, Lila Jane Petty, Grayson Petty, Hudson Petty, Katherine Hudson, Clare Hudson, William Hudson and Quinn Thornburg. He will be missed and celebrated every day.

Funeral arrangements will be held at Ratterman Funeral Home in St. Matthews on Sunday, October 8, from 5-8pm with a memorial mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Monday, October 9, at noon. Memorial gifts can be made in honor of John to the "Hudson-Smith" scholarship at Trinity High School or the . We miss you and love you!

Published in The Courier-Journal on Oct. 7, 2017
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