Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

1336 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA


Sherman Ray Hudson

March 21, 1940July 12, 2020

Sherman Ray Hudson, 80, of Big Island passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Oakwood Health and Rehabilitation in Bedford. He was the husband of the late Nellie Martin Hudson. Born March 21, 1940, in Nelson County, he was the son of the late Herbert Arthur Hudson and the late Virgie Lee Goff Hudson.

Sherman was a retired core maker for the Lynchburg Foundry and a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church. He was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather.

Sherman is survived by his four daughters, Brenda Padgett (Ronald) of Madison Heights, Nellie Cano (Eladio) of Harrisonburg, Linda Absher (Albert) of Gladstone and Cindy Akers (Randall) of Moneta; one sister of Concord; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; and other loving family members and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family has requested that there will be no visitation or services.

In lieu, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hunting Creek Baptist Church or Big Island Rescue Squad.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenparkavenue.com.

Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Hunting Creek Baptist Church
  • Big Island Rescue Squad


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Sherman Ray Hudson

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Debbie Markham Burks

July 14, 2020

To All of the Hudson family - I am so very sorry for the loss of both of your parents so close together. I have such wonderful memories of both of them when I used to come say with Linda when we were growing up. They were always so sweet to me. I will always remember them and keep these memories in my heart. I hope that your memories of your parents will provide some comfort in the days ahead. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and hugs to you all.

Daisy Hill

July 14, 2020

Brenda and Family I am so sad to see your Father had passed away so close to your Mom passing. My love and prayers go out to all of you.

Stephanie Kittrell

July 14, 2020

To the Hudson Family:
We send our condolences as you mourn the loss of your parents. My family and I live on Powell School Rd as well. I remember in years past your dad would sometimes share apples with us that were picked from a nearby tree. At times when we were in the yard and he would pass by in his shiny pickup truck he would glance smile and throw up that cool wave.
We will pray that God will continue to provide comfort for you and your family during this time.
The Kittrell’s