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Herbert Hudson,79, of Cornville passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his home in Cornville after a long illness. He was born on May 06, 1940 in Fairfax, Virginia to Edward T. Hudson and Mattie Pearl Cubbage.
His early years were spent in foster care primarily at the home of
Ms. Evans and Ms. Beard. He was given the name of Buddy Beard. They were school teachers who taught him at home for the first few year's. That's where he learned the beautiful penmanship he so beautifully used. After the lady's health became poor he moved to the home of the Smiths. They owned a dairy farm and he became part of the family. He graduated from Herden High School in 1958 then immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He was fond of saying there are two kinds of people, Marines and those who want to be Marines. He was very proud of being a Marine. It was in the Marine Corps. that he started using the name Hudson.
He moved to Maine and spent many years in Harmony, Dover and Cornville. He was a member of Local Union 1996 the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. He owned a concrete business for many years. He owned and operated a dairy farm from 2007 to 2014 shipping milk commercially for Agri-mark. He was not a perfect man, but he was a good man. He worked hard. He loved to fish and hunt, he enjoyed football, he would help any animal that needed it and he was a very proud man. He loved his family and loved spending time with them.
He is predeceased by his sister Priscilla and his oldest daughter Laurie.
He is survived by his loving companion of 15 years Nancy Robinson. His loving daughter Shelly Wilbur and her husband David, his sons Mike and Lance Hudson. Also, by Nancy's children Daniel Robinson and his wife Stacey and Michael Robinson and his wife Cindy, his ten grandchildren Angela Richard and Jake, Justin Creztler, Britney Burgess, Hunter Wilbur and his wife Rachael, Jordan Wilber and significant other Chris Ritter Wilbur, a special grandson who made his home with them after his mom died Valentin Nekrasov, Maren, Desmond, Jillian and Brady Robinson. Seven great grandchildren Sierra Mitchell, Jacob and Piper Richard, Aubrey Jane Wilbur who is born on buddy's birthday, Nora Skye Wilbur, Asher and Baxter Ritter. Four nieces Brenda, Linda, Carol, and Kim of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Services will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm. in Collin's Cemetery in Cornville. Donations may be made to the Somerset Humane Society PO Box 453 Skowhegan Maine 04976.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To leave a condolence for the family and to view the online obituary, please visit www.gibersonfuneralhome.com