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OBITUARY

George Vincent Hudgins Jr.

September 27, 1942May 14, 2020

George Vincent Hudgins was born on September 27, 1942 and passed away on May 14, 2020 and is under the care of Nelsen Ashland.

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George Vincent Hudgins Jr.

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Kevin Boyle

May 22, 2020

Dear Judy and Family,

Under George's tough exterior beat a kind and gentle heart. He had a tremendous sense of humor and always made his position clear but with the right touch to help any needed medicine go down.
You could depend on a straight answer from George and I felt him the glue that kept the VEA family working together. He was a "George" of all trades, capable of fixing and righting any situation.
I shall truly miss him along with the rest of the VEA.
Kevin Boyle,
Retired UniServ, FEA

Meg Gruber

May 21, 2020

There are no adequate words when a loved one has left us. George was a remarkable man with a wicked sense of humor. He taught me so much and I am forever grateful. May the Grace of God bring continued love and peace to all his family.

John Baldino

May 20, 2020

Judy and Family
I first knew George when I became involved with VEA as a teacher in York County. I began in UniServ in 1974 and George was one of those folks I relied on for help and insight. Over the years we had a constant small bet on the William and Mary and Richmond's annual end of the season foot ball game which George held the balance of wins. He also gave me good natured grief over being of Italian heritage, and I gave him grief about first family and we played that always. When I got seriously ill in 98 it was George who came to check on me at the hospital in Williamsburg. George had a different sense if humor but also was there when needed with sympathy and caring. I will miss him dearly and I write this as tear try to well up. As he would call me, I sign this as Guido.

John Medas

May 20, 2020

Judy and Family
My deepest sympathies for your loss. George was certainly one-of-a-kind. There are more good stories about him than volumes could hold. All of us who knew and worked with him treasured his sage counsel, even if served up in a dish of witticisms with the occasional barb (well, maybe more than occasional!) I’ll always remember the verbal jousting he and I enjoyed when discussing/arguing Yankees vs. Red Sox. More often, we would lament the sorry state of political affairs we often encountered while pursuing VEA goals. He will forever be remembered in the chronicles and folklore of the modern VEA.
In fond remembrance,
John Medas

Shirley M George

May 18, 2020

Judy and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have known you and George for over 30 years. I know that all of the memories, friends, family, and your faith will help you to get through this time in your lives. We will always remember that there was only one George H. May the Lord bless keep and be with you JUDY.
LU Judy ❣️🙏🏽

Christy Sullivan

May 18, 2020

Judy and family,

I have known George since I started teaching in 1977; he helped me become more active. When I became a UD in Arizona, he would call to check on me. When I returned to VEA, he was still a mentor. He told me like it was, in a loving way, with a smile on his face.

I know he'll continue to share stories and fish for eternity. I hope the funny stories will eventually bring you some peace. You and yours are in my prayers.

Hugs to you,
Christy Sullivan



Ellen MacFarlane

May 18, 2020

Dear Judy and Family,
It has been many years since I worked for the VEA, but I remember George with fondness. He always said what was on his mind and often laced his opinions with stories and humor. I used to think he and Ed were joined at the hip (in a good way). As someone who also lost a long time spouse, I do not envy the journey on which you and the family find yourselves. Please accept my condolences.

Jim Livingston

May 18, 2020

Judy and Family,

I cannot express the loss the VEA has suffered with the passing of George. He was a remarkable man who loved his family and who loved the work of his life, supporting educators and public education through the VEA.

We all mourn with you at this very sad time.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,

Jim Livingston
President, Virginia Education Association

Marjorie McCreery Hobart

May 18, 2020

I am forever grateful for George's care and support of the UniServ staff when he shared our "supervision" with Ed Boggs. We are scattered across the Commonwealth and distant from Richmond, but George and Ed did their best to keep us well-informed, console us when we were overwhelmed, and entertain us at every turn.
Judy, I know you will have many happy memories to console you in your loss.

Marjorie McCreery Hobart
NOVA UniServ, retired

Tom Allen

May 18, 2020

Judy,
George gave me years of unmitigated verbal abuse--and I can't think of anyone I enjoyed it more from. I tried to give it back, but was thoroughly outclassed. How such a textbook, tried-and-true Southern fellow was also a devoted New York Yankees fan was always one of life's great mysteries to me (even as one of those Northerners he pretended to look down upon, I could never root for those guys). He's a remarkably outstanding human, and I'll miss knowing he's just a phone call away.

Much love,
Tom

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