My father William Martin "Dub" Hudson Jr. was chosen to join God on Friday December 18th, 2020. He was born February 7th, 1927 in Shreveport Louisiana to his parents William Sr. and Pearl Hudson. He was the youngest with 4 older sisters. He was foremost a father, husband, grandfather, and great friend to many. My father had a great sense of awareness, finding beauty everywhere and happiness in everything he did.
He truly believed his greatest accomplishment was his 2 children and 56-year marriage to his beloved wife Coydean.
His family whom he was most grateful for. He loved baseball, his team the New York Yankees he even coached Little league. He loved golfing, flying, also fishing with Gerald.
Friends who loved him knew he loved music, the oldies, big band and the crooners and every chance he got, he and Coydean would 'cut a rug'.
He embraced new technology and change but was definitely old school in his heart. He loved reminiscing and telling stories from the early days of him and moms adventures and as he would always say, his life really began when he met my mom upon returning from the Naval Air Corps in 1947. He graduated from the University of Tulsa as a petroleum engineer, He worked with Texaco which lasted 23 years and moved us from New Orleans to Lafayette in 1969. He was very involved in Lagcoe for many years and he served as Lafayette City Council President.
But I believe his work with the children's museum of Acadiana from its inception was his true calling, he worked at the museum until he was 89 years old because he loved working with family and children each day.
He will be so deeply missed. Our hearts are broken.
Survivors include his daughter Tamara Meador, her husband Gerald Meador, granddaughter Brandi Segura a grandson Patrick Meador, his wife Kirsi and his great granddaughter Saige, granddaughter Megan Sinkula, her husband Nate Sinkula and his great granddaughter Iris. He was preceded in death by his wife Coydean Posey Hudson and his son William Martin "Mart" Hudson lll.
He asked for there to be no funeral services due to covid, He did not want to put anyone at risk. He chose to be cremated with the Neptune Society in New Orleans, LA.
Condolences will be received at 207 Renee Ave, Lafayette, LA. 70503. (337-207-0964)
Published in The Advertiser from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2021.