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.