Thomas A. Hudson of Columbia died April 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 7:07 p.m. CDT; updated 7:44 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thomas A. Hudson, 84, of Columbia, passed away on April 30, 2013, at the University Hospital.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Thomas served in United States Army during the Korean War from 1950-1951. He worked for the Columbia Police Department for 29 years, retiring as Captain.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; children, Stephen Hudson (Dawn), Stephanie Jackson (David), and Kimberly Kemp (Tommy); brother Harry Hudson (Debbie); sister-in-law, Ruth Hudson; grandchildren, Heather, Heidi, Hayden Hudson and Shannon Chandler; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul Hudson; two brothers; and one sister.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

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