June 27, 1950 - April 17, 2018
SSG (Ret) Truman George Hudson, Sr., son of the late James Thomas and Geneva Ellen (Walker) Hudson, was born June 27, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. As a young boy, Truman grew up in Licking, Missouri and graduated from high school. He entered the United States Army and served his country faithfully through the Vietnam Conflict and Dessert Storm and retired in 1991. He had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned several awards and commendations; some of which include: Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal - 2, Overseas Service Ribbon - 2, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal - 3, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w-Palm, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon - 2, Vietnam Service Medal w-3 Bronze Service Stars, Meritorious Unit Citation, Sharpshooter Qualification Badge Rifle M16, and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation Badge First Class. On June 30, 1973, Truman was united in marriage to Mary Leona Blaylock and they were blessed with four children: Billy John, Amanda, Truman Jr and Jesse Mac. They shared over 44 years of marriage together and many wonderful memories. Truman served his country also by working as a civil service employee on Fort Leonard Wood for many years. He was a member of the Army Reserve Shooting Team and the American Legion. In his spare time, Truman loved being outdoors. You could find him either camping, fishing or hunting. He was also enjoyed bowling, playing a round of golf and woodworking. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family. At an early age, Truman made a profession of faith and was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church. Truman went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in the Harry S Truman VA Hospital of Columbia, Missouri having attained the age of 67 years. Truman leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife: Mary Hudson of Salem, MO; four children: Billy John Hudson and wife Donna of Valmeyer, IL, Amanda Hail of El Dorado Springs, MO, Truman George Hudson, Jr. of Salem, MO and Jesse Mac Hudson of Salem, MO; 10 grandchildren; 10 siblings; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Truman was preceded in death by his stepfather: John Moore; and two brothers: Gary Hudson and Larry Moore. Graveside services with military honors were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery of Waynesville. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Truman Hudson and may be left at the funeral home.
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