Charles Fred “Fritz” Hudson, Jr.

Charles Fred “Fritz” Hudson, Jr., 92 of Dumas, passed away February 7, in Dumas.

He was born August 8, 1929, in El Paso, Texas the son of the late Charles Fred and Emma Thedford White Hudson. His parents and sister, Emma Jean Goodgame preceded him in death.

Mr. Hudson was a life long farmer and the owner of J & F, Inc. Farms. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He served as president of the Arkansas Wheat Association, board member of Southern Farmers Association, head of Dumas Farmers Co-op and long term board member of the Desha County Museum.

Mr. Hudson was a 1947 graduate of Dumas High School and 1951 graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a Life Master of bridge, enjoyed playing tennis, and sang in the choir at First United Methodist Church. In the 1970s he looked forward to seeing his youngest daughter compete at the Tyro Saddle Club. Mr. Hudson served First Lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard and was activated in 1957, serving as Battery Commander.

Survivors are his wife, Joy Hudson of Dumas; three daughters, Donna Nelson and husband, Carl of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hollis “Holly” Gaston and husband Robert of Austin, Texas, and Adrienne “Adie” Willett and husband Bob of Timbo, Arkansas; a brother, Joseph Marion Hudson of Kansas City, Kansas; six wonderful grandchildren, Hudson, Baxter, Leah, Rebecca, Carter and Brett; and one special cat, Dusty.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Dr. Tandy Hanson officiating.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and administration at Dalton’s Place and the staff at Delta Memorial Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave our loved one.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Desha County Museum, P.O. Box 141, Dumas, Arkansas 71639, Delta Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 887, Dumas, Arkansas 71639, Dumas First United Methodist Church, 230 Court Street, Dumas, Arkansas 71639, or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21441-

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.