Preston Lee Hudson, 82

Preston Lee Hudson, 82 of Gumboro, Del., died Monday July 17, 2006, at Peninsula Regional Medical, Center Salisbury, Md.

Hudson was a Navy Veteran of World War II, awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received aboard the LCS L353 on D-Day at Normandy. He also took part in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The job of the 353 was mine destruction and picket duty. He wore the American European and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbons and Philippine Liberation bar. He retired from the Beacon Milling Co. in Laurel after 19 years and Townsend’s Inc. after 14 years.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Hudson and Lee Hudson, two daughters, Janice and husband James Perdue, Joyce and husband Gary West; one brother, Dale Hudson, sisters, Rebecca and husband Bill Prettyman, sister-in-law, Pearl Morris; grandchildren, J.R. and wife Beth Perdue, Nicky Brittingham, D.J. Oliphant, Faith and husband Wayne Courtney; great-grandchildren Dylan, Caleb, Nicholas, Madelyn, Steven, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death in 1998 by his wife, Madelyn Phillips Hudson, to whom he was married for 51 years, and a brother, Carl Hudson, in 1990.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at noon, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 6-8 Friday night and 11-12 Saturday.

Interment will be at Jerusalem Methodist Cemetery, Parsonsburg, Md.