John Oscar Hudson Sr, 75, of Greenwood, formerly of El Dorado, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 23, 2018 in Greenwood. John was born on Feb. 5, 1942 in El Dorado, to Earl George Hudson and Doris Juanita Hill. John was a member of Bible Baptist Church until moving to Greenwood. John grew up in Calion. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force for six years. This included tours in the Vietnam War. He received numerous medals for his service. After his years in service, he worked at Cooper Tire as a supervisor, Wheeling Pipeline, and ultimately retired from Macmillan Oil Company. During his retirement he enjoyed working in his small construction business. John was an avid hunter, fisherman, champion domino player, and loved his family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Doyle Hudson. Survivors include his wife Sheila Marie Hudson of Greenwood, daughter Leanne (Fred) Murphy of Magnolia, son John Oscar Hudson, Jr. of El Dorado, daughter Ruby (Brent) McDiarmid of El Dorado, stepson Lucas (Anitra) Slate of Greenwood. He also has two sisters, Joyce (Douglas) Parker of El Dorado, and Katherine Cross of Fort Smith. His grandchildren include Shaun (Sarah) Fallin of Magnolia, Mary Alexandra Hudson of El Dorado, Samantha Kathleen Fallin of Magnolia, Corinne Elizabeth Cagle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John Oscar Hudson III of El Dorado, Courtney Malynda McDiarmid, Collin Brent McDiarmid, Hudson Glenn McDiarmid, Hayden Wallace McDiarmid and Tori McDiarmid all of El Dorado. Step grandchildren include Jerricho, Luca, Malakhi, Marcycle, Anale, and Jay Slate of Greenwood. Great grandchildren include Andrew Oliver, of El Dorado, Tyler, Terry, and John Davis of El Dorado, Gibson and Kora Beth Fallin of Magnolia, and Ava and Marlee Hunter of Magnolia.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church, 2103 Smackover Hwy, El Dorado, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bible Baptist Church.