Army Vet, Community Supporter Bruce Hudson Obituary, Services

Army veteran and community supporter Bruce Hudson, of Douglasville, passed away at the age of 89.

DOUGLASVILLE, GA — Bruce A. Hudson, 89, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was born on July 28, 1929 in Douglas County, Georgia, one of 10 children of the late William Homer Hudson and the late Effie Corrine Morris Hudson.

Bruce grew up in Douglas County where he began to develop real estate and build houses at the age of 16. He was drafted and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Throughout his career, he was involved in the construction of many subdivisions and homes in the region. He helped organize and serve on multiple banking ventures during his career. Bruce was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville where he served on the Finance Committee for several years. He was appointed to the Georgia Department of Corrections Board and served for over 20 years. During that time, he chaired the Food and Farm Committee for over 10 years and served a term as Board Chairman. He was a member of several civic organizations.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling in his spare time. He leaves behind many good friends who have fond memories of times spent with him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his six brothers and three sisters.

Bruce is survived by his wife Janie Howard Hudson; son, Walter Hudson and wife Renee, grandson, Boomer Hudson and wife Amanda; great-grandchildren, Buck Hudson, Annabelle Hudson, and Michael Hudson; grandson, Blake Hudson and wife Claudia; son, Curtis Bentley; daughter, Sherry Chappelle and husband Matt, granddaughter, Melissa Chappelle; great-granddaughter, Victoria Robinson; granddaughter, Amanda Moreland and husband Bennett; great-grandchildren, Jordan Foley, Brennan Foley, and Robert Moreland; granddaughter; Jessica Reeves and husband, Levi, and great-grandson, Kane Reeves; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hightower's Memorial Chapel.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. John Pennington officiating. Interment will follow the service at Rosehaven Cemetery in Douglasville. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken Blair, Jim Smith, Guy Ellis, Allen DeNyse, Chip Bateman, and Clyde Carmichael.

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Hightower's Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818

Photo courtesy Hightower's Memorial Chapel of Douglasville

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