David F. Hudson 79, of Malabar, FL, formerly of Cowden, IL, passed away at 1:15 PM Sunday May 6, 2012 at his home in Malabar.

David was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was born May 7, 1932 in Cowden, IL the son of Fred and Irma Russell Hudson.

He graduated form Cowden High School and attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL.

David was a member of the Methodist Church and Joppa Masonic Lodge of Cowden.

He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

David retired to his home in Malabar after many years as a Quality Control Supervisor with Boeing Air Craft Corporation.He was a private pilot and flight instructor.He and his wife enjoyed many years of square dancing.David was a volunteer with Eagle Corporation and he enjoyed riding every Friday with Tom Eschenberg for the Neighbor Watch.

He is survived by his step-daughter Robbie Lee; step-son Rick Lee and wife Jane; four grandsons: David and Alex Hudson and Olympia, WA, Carlos Hudson of Cookesville, TN and Ken Hudson of Gainesville, FL; two great grandchildren: brother-in-law and best friend Glen Williams of Lancaster, CA; sisters-in-law Margie Mooney and husband Al and Nina Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda, son David, sister Jane Williams and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday May 12, 2012 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden, IL.Rev. Steve Ingram will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before the service.Masonic rites will be at 1:45 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden.Memorials:Donorís Choice

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