William M. "Billy" Hudson, 85, of Boston, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.
He was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Columbia, Kentucky, and had been a resident of Boston since childhood.
He was awarded the FFA American Farmer Award in 1957 and continued to farm and loved the land throughout his life. He enjoyed buying and selling land for himself and as a real estate broker for others. He also was an apprentice auctioneer and partner in several businesses through the years.
He served the people of Nelson County as deputy sheriff and magistrate for several terms.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Judy Leathers Hudson; a daughter, Billie Jo Hudson; parents, William H. "Bill" and Willie Hudson; and a sister, Sue Greer.
He is survived by three children, Pat Hudson of New York City, Brenda (Sidney) Hagan of Bardstown and Sam Hudson of Boston; four grandchildren, William (Maddie) Hagan, Lucy (Scott) Herrmann, Alex Hagan and George Hagan; three great-grandchildren, Brian Mark Hagan, John Lloyd Hagan and Iris Katherine Hagan; a sister, Doris White of Bardstown; a brother, Jim Hudson of Boston; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown with burial in Hardin Memorial Park. Father Harry Hagan, OSB, will officiate.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boston Community Center and/or the charity of the donor's choice
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published by The News-Enterprise from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, 2021.