OBITUARY

James W. Hudson

August 4, 1930July 16, 2020
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Jim Hudson, aka the “Ironman”, was an extraordinary, hardworking, sometimes hard- headed man. He was reserved, yet witty and wasn’t afraid to use his right eye as a good joke. He was a man who all respected and valued his wisdom.

Jim attended University of Mississippi. He worked with the US Geological Survey as a hydraulic engineer for over 40 years, when he thought he was ready to retire. Turned out he wasn’t.....along with long-time colleague and friend, Bill Colson, they started a consulting firm, Aqua Engineering.

He loved Ole Miss football, fishing, water skiing and coached church basketball for a number of years. You could always find him doing odds and ends at the church and around the community, finding something to do on his tractor, shelling peas or surrounded by his grandkids.

He is survived by his children, Judy (Roland) White, James (Rhonda) Hudson, Jr., Jan (Bob) Kirkwood, Jeff (Liz) Hudson, Jon Hudson and step-children, Larry (Suzanne) Rimes, Brenda (Roger) Moore, and Lynn (Brinda) Rimes and more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than we can count.

Jim accepted Christ early in life and sought to follow God’s leadership and plan all his life. He served in the church in multiple capacities. Now that he has gone to be home, let us all strive to be more like the “Ironman”!

Pallbearers are Ryan Hudson, Nathan Hudson, Josh Boyd, Tyler Redmond, Corey Rimes, and Scott Nichols.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

Memories

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Van Wilson

August 4, 2020

Mr. Jim.... Words can not express how good of a man he was. He was a cherished friend of my Dad's and a cherished boss and friend of mine as well. He helped me through more times in life and work than I can put in words. Today he would have turned 90. I was meaning to call him this morning and still was going to call, but then got word he had passed on. Know he is in Heaven and getting to visit with Merle and also Mom and Dad! So Thankful and Blessed that I got to know him!

Mickey Plunkett

August 1, 2020

I worked with Jim at the USGS from the time I was a freshman cooperative education student in 1974 until he retired. He was one of the most professional, hard working, and conscientious people I ever had opportunity to work with. I don't think I ever heard him say a harsh word about anyone. He could always be counted on for a laugh or at least a smile no matter the situation and I valued his example throughout my career. He will certainly be missed but his legacy as an individual and as a dedicated Christian will live on through his family and friends for generations.

Larry Patrick, Reverend

July 19, 2020

What a joy it was for me to be Jim's pastor and co-worker for the kingdom of God. He was truly a special person and respected by all who knew him.

You have earned this final journey good and faithful servant.

Reverend Larry and Bett Patrick

Nancy Griffing

July 17, 2020

Loved Uncle Jim! He was a sweet and kind man. My condolences to the family on your loss.

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