Geoffrey Craig Hudgins

May 15, 1947November 17, 2020

Geoffrey Craig Hudgins was born on May 15, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas and passed away on November 17, 2020 in Austin, Texas and is under the care of Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.

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Judy Walker

November 22, 2020

I was fortunate enough to work with Craig for six years at the Texas Legislative Council, and he was unfailingly patient and kind in guiding new TLC lawyers as they learned the ropes. His sharp intellect, understated sense of humor, and natural humility made him a well-loved and respected colleague. I feel privileged to have known this stellar human being.

Gary Kansteiner

November 21, 2020

I'm not sure if I've ever known a person who was smarter than Craig. I know for a fact I've never known a person more generous about sharing his knowledge with those less experienced than he was. I can't imagine how much more difficult my life at the council would have been without his help, and I'm pretty sure that is true for any lawyer who worked at the council during Craig's lengthy tenure. Nor can I imagine how much emptier my life would have been without those great great evenings doing deep dives into his incredible collection of R&B 45's. Craig will be remembered.

Steve Collins

November 21, 2020

I admired, respected, and loved Craig Hudgins. We were colleagues a long time, and I learned a great deal from Craig. Likely the best reviewer of others' work I ever worked with, Craig's sharp mind, command of language, and attention to detail was unsurpassed.

When we were all younger--before kids and other changes in life--a group of us would gather at Craig's for Oscar watch parties and birthday parties.

I took Craig to breakfast once--I think it was his 40th birthday--which was quite the feat because Craig was not a morning person. I don't know what the term is for the opposite of a morning person (the scholarly Craig would know), but Craig was the opposite of a morning person. Getting him to the office at the crack of dawn for a fictional meeting, I had to buy him breakfast to make amends for the fiction.

A kind, gentle soul who made Texas a better place.

Chris Kuykendall

November 21, 2020

Craig was a classic "gentleman and a scholar." If this were not a moment of pronounced pandemic spiking, with its associated imperatives of isolating and distancing, this might have produced the biggest Texas Legislative Council memorial service I have ever attended. It might still, if opportunity to honor his life is delayed until a safer time. He will be missed.

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