NORTH PORT, FL - Charles E. Hudson, 'Charlie' 'Pops', of North Port, FL, passed away on May 31, 2018. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 29, 1927 to Charles and Florence Hudson. He lived in Lansing, IL for 34 years before moving to North Port in 1986.Charlie worked at Illinois Bell for 38 years starting as a lineman and working his way to Director of Engineering for Ameritech (AT&T). During this time, he also spent one year in Iran working on their communication infrastructure.
Surviving family members include his wife of 71-1/2 years, Alice J. (nee Prigge) Hudson; daughters Barbara Cierny (Gary), and Deborah Dekker; grandchildren Tracey Hartog, Todd Hartog (Jill), Melissa Kenney, TiffanyHeilman (Jay), Derek Dekker (Kali), and Cary Dekker; great grandchildren Nick, Sami, Kirsten (Mike), Max, Jaxson, Cami, and Maddux. He is also survived by numerous sisters, brothers, niecesand nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Troy Hartog.
A memorial service was held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Christ United Methodist Church in Venice, FL. A celebration of life will be held in Schereville, IN on June 30, 2018. Please contact a family member for details.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donation in memory of Charles Hudson be made to Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's, 722 Apex Rd., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34240, or online at www.neurochallenge.org.
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