Larry Joe Hudgens
November 30, 1939 – June 25, 2020
Larry Joe Hudgens, was born November 30, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to parents Arvia Hudgens and Claudine Witherspoon Hudgens, he entered into eternal rest on June 25, 200 at the age of 80 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Larry had three passions in life sports, fishing and his grandkids. He played basketball while in High school at Rylie High School, afterwards he played recreational baseball and softball for many years across several states. When he was not on the ball field he was fishing on the lake in the creeks or some farm pond with his best friend, Terry Finley; and if he wasn’t there you could always find him watching his grandkids play ball or show their ag projects at the county livestock shows. He was a service technician for Sears & Roebuck for 40 plus years and finally retired in 1999 after making many friendships throughout the years. He is preceded in death by his parents Arvia and Claudine Hudgens, son Greg Gross, and great grandson Cooper Reeder. He is survived by his daughter Susan and Husband John Woolf, of Malakoff, Texas son Barry Hudgens of Mabank, Texas daughter Carol and husband Claudio Costilla of Mabank, Texas grandchildren; Melissa Matarazzo, Kasey Hudgens, Emily Stephens, Ashley Reeder, Dalton Reeder, Cory McDonald, Zachary McDonald, and Aaron Burke, great-grandchildren; Lily Matarazoo, Paxton Hudgens, Payton Reeder, Parker Peck and Waylon Burke along with numerous cousins and friends.
- Arvia and Claudine Hudgens, Parents (deceased)
- Greg Gross, Son (deceased)
- Cooper Reeder, Great Grandson (deceased)
- Susan and John Woolf, Daughter and Husband
- Barry Hudgens, Son
- Carol and Claudio Costilla, Daughter and Husband
- Larry leaves behind his grandchildren; Melissa Matarazzo, Kasey Hudgens, Emily Stephens, Ashley Reeder, Dalton Reeder, Cory McDonald, Zachary McDonald and Aaron Burke, great-grandchildren Lily Matarazzo, Paxton Hudgens, Payton Reeder, Parker Peck and Waylon Burke along with numerous cousins and friends.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Larry Joe Hudgens
June 29, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
June 27, 2020
we played ball together at Rylie Christian Church. Larry was a very good ball player, repectable and honorable man of God. We were members of Rylie Christian Church. My condolences to the family.
June 26, 2020
I first met Larry at the old Sears Service Center in downtown Dallas the summer of ‘69 upon graduation from high school. Larry was the type of guy that made you feel welcomed instantly 🙂 When he later found out I grew up in Rylie we really bonded ! Larry had a caring personality and went out of his way to help anyone. God has taken a special person to be beside him 🙏🏻