Mr. James C. Hudson Jr. “Sawdust,” 61, of Rock Island died Friday, Nov. 2 in hospice care at Raintree Manor Nursing Center in McMinnville. He was born April 2, 1951, in Nashville, was a paramedic with Pro Med EMS, previously worked with Warren County EMS, and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 4190 in Rock Island.
Survivors include his wife Carol Ann Batey Hudson of Rock Island, his children Scott Hudson of Louisiana, Eric Hudson of Sevierville, Tim Wells of McMinnville, and Lauren Wells of Rock Island. Many friends also survive.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at New Bybee Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Tim Eldred will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. There will be no visiting hours prior to the service Monday.
There will also be a celebration of life in Jim’s honor at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at VFW Post 5064 at 3340 Sparta Highway, McMinnville.
Memorial donations may be made to Caris Foundation c/o Caris Health Care, 2525 Highway 111, N. Algood, Tenn., 38506, or to the New Bybee Chapel Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 4, 2012