Freddie D. Hudson

September 10, 1936August 2, 2018

Freddie D. Hudson of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away August 2, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents D.J. and Jackie Hudson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dianne; his three daughters, Donna Marasco, Chris Jones and Connie Hudson; his most treasured grandchildren, Katie Mugerditchian, Jake Marasco, Amy, Sam and Leah Jones, and Hudson and Alise Mitchell; his two sisters, Phyllis Sprague and Kay Hudson; his numerous nieces and nephews; and by his feathered companion, George.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, at 10:00 a.m. with memory services at 11:00 a.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7000 J.F.K. Blvd, North Little Rock, AR, or a charity of your choosing.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Memory Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Freddie D. Hudson

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David Ellis

August 14, 2018

Sorry for your loss - I knew Freddie when we went to school in Sylvan hills then NLR High. He was quite a guy. Used to ride around in the grocery store delivery jeep with him. Regards.

Beth Petlak Canterbury

August 7, 2018

I love this family. I spent much of my childhood at the Hudson’s home. I have so many treasured memories. Mr. Hudson (I still cannot call him Freddie) was a wonderful dad who adored Dianne and his girls and would do anything for them.
Hoping the prayers of friends and loving memories bring the entire family comfort and peace.
Lots of love

John Stephen Jones

August 6, 2018

I am honored to have had Freddie Hudson as my father in law. I will always remember his wit, sense of humor, and his kindness to everyone. Knowing Freddie has been an honor and a blessing.
May he Rest In Peace.


John Stephen Jones

Sr. Mary Dianne Ferguson

August 6, 2018


My prayers are with you, your children, and grandchildren. May God continue to bless all of you with his peace.

Your loving sister,

Chris Hudson-Jones

August 6, 2018

Dear Dad,
You may have thought I hadn’t heard ….
The life lesson that you taught.
But, every word is in my heart.
You have shown me the way.
And, made the world a safe place to be.
I am brave because of you.
I am grateful.
I am thankful.
Because without you, Dad
I couldn’t be me
I love you, Dad, and want you to know
I feel your love wherever I go.

Alise Mitchell

August 5, 2018

I could not have asked for a better grandfather, especially being lucky enough to grow up across the street from him. I have so many amazing memories with him from making up songs, listening to his bad jokes, and getting new pets; I don't think even half of them could fit on this page. My Poppy or Giant Grandpa as my friends liked to call him was one of a kind and I am so lucky to be able to say I am his granddaughter. A memory that I feel really captures our relationship was when he took me out in his excursion to practice driving when I was 15 years old. We drove around for about 30 minutes, the entire time he just sat in the passenger seat not saying anything, even though I ran multiple stops signs. When we finally made it back to the house and parked the car he had one thing to say, "Well that was bad". I drove him to the store not too long ago and he had the same thoughts 5 years later.
In our last conversation, I talked about something that had happened at work and you told me that we all make mistakes and its okay as long as you learn from them. I might have complained when I had to help you use the computer or your phone but that was a small price to pay for the lessons and love that you gave to me. I miss you more than I thought was possible, I would give anything to hear you call me as Miss America again.
I love you Poppy and always will.
Love, Alise

Beverli & Vic Pullen

August 4, 2018

Love & Prayers for Diane & family. We will miss Freddy.🙏❤️🙏❤️

Karen Koehler-Graves

August 4, 2018

The Koehler family offers our condolences to your family. With the loss of Clytice, our grief is still very fresh. We understand the intense pain you are going through. However I would like to offer a memory that might make you smile. I (Karen) remember back to my preteen years when my cousin (Martha) and I would ride our bicycles to Hudson's Grocery every Sunday afternoon to buy candy. Mr. Hudson would always greet us, and once or twice he even played Frisbee with us in the stock room.