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James (Jim) C. Hudson, Sr., 89, St. Joseph, MO

James (Jim) C. Hudson, Sr., 89, St. Joseph, Mo., died Monday, December 16, 2013.

James (Jim) C. Hudson, Sr., 89, St. Joseph, Mo., died Monday, December 16, 2013. He was married to Imogene Hudson for 67 years.


Born in Capps, Arkansas, he served during WWII with the US Army in the Asia-Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged after being wounded on Leyty Island, Philippines.


He enjoyed everything about the game of golf and passed that on to those around him. He also loved camping, fishing, boating and hunting. For many years he coached youth baseball, attended Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church, and was a member of the King Hill Lodge No 376, A.F. & A.M.


Jim was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.


In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters Debra Verbeck (Bob), Kansas City and Lynn Bell, Denver, Colorado; sons, James C. Hudson, Jr. (Terri Lynn), St. Joseph and Donnie Hudson (Donna), St. Joseph; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren; brother, Carl Hudson; sister, Marilyn Flanery; and numerous nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank Dr. Kammerer, his trusted physician and friend, and his caring staff.


Services: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, at Meierhoffer. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions to Wounded Warriors Project. Online guestbook and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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