Robert Allen Hudson

October 17, 1949 - March 15, 2024

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  • | 10:23 p.m. March 23, 2024
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     It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Allen Hudson on March 15th, 2024. Robert, a distinguished veteran of the US Army 1st Battalion 92nd Field Artillery Regiment, leaves behind a legacy of service, sportsmanship, and kindness.

     Born on October 17th, 1949, in the tranquil town of Lennon, Michigan, Robert, fondly known as “Bob,” was the cherished son of the late Luella Jean and William Chester Hudson. He grew up in Lennon, where he spent his early years before graduating with honors from Durand High School. Following this achievement, he continued his academic journey at Ferris College.

     During his high school years, Robert was a standout athlete, demonstrating prowess in baseball, basketball, and cross country. His exceptional talent in pitching led his fastpitch 4H Softball Team to victory in a state championship. Following graduation, Robert dutifully served as a private in the renowned “Brave Cannons” battalion during the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1975.

     Upon his return, Robert embarked on a career journey, first with the Grand Trunk Western Railroad and later with General Motors, where he dedicated many years of diligent service. Upon retirement, Robert split his time between Michigan and Florida, drawn to the warmth and proximity to his beloved sister, Jan. In Crescent City, Florida, he devoted himself to nurturing young athletes as a volunteer coach for the girls’ tennis team at Crescent City High School.

     A steadfast fan of the Detroit Tigers, Robert found joy in sports, whether perfecting his swing at golf courses like Curry Golf Course in Midland, Michigan, or engaging in friendly yet spirited tennis matches at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. His passion for sports was matched only by his commitment to helping others, often seen donning a cap and running shoes, ever ready to lend a hand to those in need.

     Robert’s unwavering kindness, patience, and generosity endeared him to family, friends, and neighbors alike. His profound impact on the lives of those he touched, both on and off the field, will be forever cherished and remembered.

     Robert is survived by his loving sister, Janice Jean Robbins, and his nephew, Tracy Lee Robbins, along with Tracy’s wife, Gena Brodie Robbins. His spirit lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.

  In honoring Robert’s memory, let us carry forward his legacy of service and compassion, embodying the values he held dear. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.


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