Friday, February 13, 2015

Billy Earl Hudgins

Billy Earl Hudgins, 84, of Howe, OK passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015.  Billy was born January 7, 1931 in Ft. Smith, AR to Earl & May (Allread) Hudgins.  Throughout his life he worked as a prison guard for the State of Virginia,  electrician; and towards the end of his life he worked as a gentlemans rancher.   He was a veteran of the US Army where he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/cluster, good conduct medal, National Defense service medal, Korean service medal, combat infantryman badge, United Nations service medal, Silver Star; the Presidential Unit Citation.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Glenna Hudgins and brother, Harvey Hudgins.

Survivors include his children, William Earl & Joalyce Hudgins of Howe, OK, Lavana Lee & Al Bennett of Jonesboro, TN, Harvey Ray & Georgia Hudgins of Rural Retreat, VA; brother, Bobby Joe Hudgins of Las Vegas, NV; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones & friends.

Services will be 10 am, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment will follow in Petillo Hills Cemetery, Centerville, AR.  

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