Jack Hudson, MD (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Jack Hudson, 82, husband of Mrs. Kathryn McCurry, entered into rest Monday, July 23, 2007 at his residence following a battle with cancer. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 celebrating and giving thanks for his life and work in the community at The Church of the Good Shepherd, with The Very Rev. Robert D. Fain, his dear friend and cousin, The Rev. Hubert Flanagan, and his nephew, The Rev. Dr. J. Andrew Menger officiating. A private family burial will be held at Westover Memorial Park. Additional survivors include his 6 children, Dr. Wm. Howard Hudson and wife, Jan, Kate Hudson Paine and husband, Trav, Jack C. Hudson and wife, Leisa, all of Augusta, along with Lisa Hudson Herrmann and husband, David of Orlando, Fla., Lynn Hudson Simkins and husband, Hamp of Beaufort, S.C., and Paul Stephen Hudson and wife, Dana of North Augusta; 13 grandchildren, Heather Hudson, Howard Hudson, Jr., Travers Paine IV, Charlsie Kate Paine, Josh Hudson, Noah Hudson, Leah Hudson Drinkard, Lisa Hudson, Lindsey Hudson, Natalie Simkins, Kathleen Simkins, Zack Mottel, and Amelia Mottel; and 2 great-granddaughters, Taylor Drinkard and Emma Louise Drinkard. Dr. Hudson was preceded in death by his two brothers, the late Marion F. Hudson, Jr. and the late William Howard Hudson, as well as his wife of 49 years, the late Louise Menger Hudson, and granddaughter, the late Alice Louise Paine. A native and life-long resident of Augusta, Dr. Hudson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hudson, Sr. He attended Richmond Academy where he excelled in athletics, lettering in 4 different sports, and is remembered together with brothers "T" and Howard as outstanding football players in the early 1940s. Prior to graduation in 1943, he was offered a football scholarship to the University of Georgia, but instead decided to join the military and fought in the European Theatre during World War II as an airman on B-24s. After the war he enrolled at the University of Georgia and later graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1951. Dr. Hudson practiced medicine in Augusta for 56 years. During his lifetime Dr. Hudson enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golf. He particularly enjoyed his little camp on the Savannah River which he called Paradise. His greatest pleasure, however, came from helping others. He was known for not only being a fine physician, but also for giving selflessly to those in need, whether they were family, friends or patients. He was a great source of strength and knowledge to many people. If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd., F-104, Augusta, Georgia 30904, American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Suite D, Augusta, Georgia 30907-2409, or Trinity Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30904. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, Ga. 30904. 706-733-3636. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-July 24, 2007