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Donald Ray Hudson

October 9, 1932 — December 23, 2022


Donald “Ray” Hudson, Sr. of Randleman passed away at his home December 23, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born October 9, 1932 to Rufus and Florence Stagg Hudson. 

Ray served in the U.S. Army (Korean War) from 1953-1955 and was stationed in Austria. He also played football and baseball for Randleman High School and was later inducted to the Hall of Fame. He later played baseball for High Point University, The American Legion, Deep River League, Pfeiffer College and the McCrary Eagles. He was predeceased by his parents Rufus and Florence Hudson, brothers Charlie Hudson and Abbie Hudson and sisters Mary Hudson, Pauline Hudson, Grace Hudson, Pearl Allred , Elsie Hudson, Ruth Crater and Jean Taylor and several nieces and nephews.

Ray is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise Tingen Hudson, his children D. Ray Hudson, Jr. and wife Cindy, Wendy H. Whatley and husband Danny, Greta L. Hudson and Ellen H. Pyrtle and husband Scott all from Randleman. Grandchildren, Erica Ellington of Randleman, Ethan Ellington of Reno, NV, Kelsey Whatley, Brooklyn, NY Austin Whatley and wife Morgan of Bennett, NC and Travis Hudson and wife Jill of Browns Summit and great grandchildren Austin Weatherhead and Raven Hudson.

There will be a private family service and burial in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Museum, P.O. Box 1341, Randleman, Hospice of Randolph and The First Baptist Food Pantry, 100 Main Street, Randleman, NC. 21317 .

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