Athens – A Funeral Mass will be held for Thomas Hudson, 83, of Palestine at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the St. Edwards Catholic Church of Athens with Father Nolan Lowry officiating.
Mr. Hudson passed away peacefully in his home in Palestine, Texas on May 25, 2018.
Thomas Weldon Hudson was born September 24, 1934 in Carthage, Texas the son of Thomas Newton Hudson and Sybil Barton Hudson. Joined the National Guard and spent several years serving before taking a position as a pipeliner. He spent his career traveling and doing pipeline work before retiring from Reading & Bates Construction as a procurement supervisor. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and very active in the Knights of Columbus; joining in Superior, Wisconsin; later helping start the Malakoff and Athens chapters and eventually earning his 3rd Degree. Thomas was a jack of all trades who loved building things, being an all-around handyman and enjoyed working on his cars. He was a loving husband and brother who will be missed by all he knew and loved.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife Pat Hudson of Palestine; one brother Jerry Charles Hudson and wife Sue of Lubbock; sister Sandra Lyles of Trinidad and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 pm, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
Pallbearers will the Knights of Columbus.
The Hudson family would like to thank Kindred Hospice as well as Kindred Home Care for their love and compassion during his time of need.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in memory of Mr. Hudson to the
St. Edwards Catholic Church Building Fund or to Kindred Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family.