Clyde Hudson Gilman

April 13, 1936May 12, 2019

Clyde Hudson Gilman, age 83, of Culpeper, VA passed away at Fauquier Hospital May 12, 2019. Born April 13, 1936 to John Clyde Gilman and Irene Pugh Gilman in Ashland, VA, Hudson was one of a kind. Hudson was first and foremost a family man. His entire world revolved around them. From their biggest accomplishments to their smallest mistakes, he was first in line to be their biggest supporter.

With thousands of miles behind him, Hudson worked 65 years going door to door working for wholesale hardware companies in Virginia and in North Carolina as well. Sixty of those years were spent on the road calling on retail hardware and building suppliers with a handshake and a smile.

Surviving Hudson is his wife Gloria, his children, Bonnie Gilman Pullin and her husband Kemp and John Gilman and his wife Lorrie, grandchildren, Stacey Clapp (Tyler), Brandon Gilman( Kimberly), Justin Gilman (Cassidy), great-grandchildren, Gavin Clapp, Peyton Clapp and Holden Gilman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ida Carpenter.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, VA with his nephew, Pastor Scott Carpenter officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA. Fond memories and condolences of Hudson may be shared with the Gilman family by visiting The Gilman family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Graveside Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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mike pullin

May 18, 2019

Bonnie so sorry, I just heard yesterday. Prayers for you and your family

Peter Lineberry

May 15, 2019

I was Mr. Gilman's roommate at Encompass during his stay last month. Enjoyed his company for eight days, though I know how eager he was to return home, to his family and to his wife's home cooking. Extremely saddened to learn of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his family, in particular to Bonnie.

Jeff Bailey

May 15, 2019

Mr. Gilman was a very good friend of my Dad; Ray Bailey who was the buyer for many years at Central Hardware in Culpeper. I remember my Dad saying so many times how nice a gentleman Hudson Gilman was. My thoughts and prayers to the Gilman family.

Rhonda Corbin

May 14, 2019

I remember Clyde Hudson Gilman very well. I went to his daughter, Bonnie Pullen's place for Stacey's birthday barbecue. He was there. To the family, I am very sorry for your loss.