John T. “Jack” Hudson, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born on March 31, 1944, to the late William H. Hudson and Helen M. Jones Hudson.
He graduated from Georgetown High School in 1962 and also attended the Sussex Vocational & Technical Center, where he learned a trade. That trade came in quite handy when he was allowed to bring in a car that he had had a mishap with, and the class repaired it.
He was also a veteran of the Delaware National Guard. When Hudson went to Texas for bootcamp, he took his first and last airplane ride, of which he was never a fan. So, when it was time for him to return home, he took a Greyhound bus, which was a long journey from Texas. Once he made it home, he told his family and friends he would never ride that “dog” again.
Hudson started out working as a heavy equipment operator for the Melvin L. Joseph Construction Company when they were building the then-Dover Downs International Speedway. During his work life, he was employed by George & Lynch Company, the State of Delaware and A.P. Croll & Son.
He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting and was a huge country music fan, especially old country. He maintained friendships with several high school classmates that lasted over the years. Hudson was always known to his friends and family as a very kind-hearted man who had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. Hudson was an animal lover, especially dogs, which he treated like his children. His sisters loved him dearly and will miss him, but they are grateful that he is now at peace, though with his passing he takes a little piece of their hearts.
In addition to his parents, Hudson was also preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, in 2015. He is survived by two sisters, Melissa Warren and her husband, Neil, and Janice Headley and her husband, Charles, all of Millsboro, Del., as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends. Services were to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.