Douglas Leroy Hudson (Papa Doug), age 72, of Alpena, AR passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. He was born on November 12, 1948 in Reedley, CA, son of Noel and Elsie (Sisco) Hudson.
Doug had a love for his family, fast cars, semis, his baby girl Shaker, and people. He left behind a legacy to love everyone and to always be willing to help anyone in need. He loved driving his stock car and carried the checkered flag several times. Doug began driving truck in the early 70’s which he did for nearly 30 years. He then spent many years working for Greer Excavating where he made lifelong friends. He finished up his working career at B&C Parts and Repair where he dedicated his time to serving the community for 15 years. Due to his declining health he fully retired in 2016. After retiring he enjoyed working in his garden where he shared the fruits of his labor with everyone, he got great joy from taking care of his 5 acre yard, and spending quality time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Doug was united in marriage with the love of his life Carolyn in June of 1984. They spent 36 years together raising their family, and sharing many adventures.
Doug is survived by his wife Carolyn of the home. His children Teressa (David) Witt of Hindsville, AR, Cheryl (Charles) White of Rogers, AR, Allen Hudson of Calico Rock AR, Kelly (Samantha) Hudson of Oak Grove, AR, Zane (Callie) Hudson of Harrison, AR, Brannon (Kristy) Youngblood of Green Forest, AR, Ryan Toot Youngblood of Alpena, AR, and Tiffany (Shane) Gilliam of Harrison, AR. His brothers and sister Carl Wayne Hudson of Green Forest, AR, Mike Hudson of Green Forest, and Judy Hoffman of Gassaway, WV. He is survived by 21 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents Noel and Elsie Hudson, both maternal and paternal grandparents and an infant brother Charles.
Celebration Of Life will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with interment following at Auman Cemetery. Shane Gilliam will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Monday, December 7, 2020 at Smith Family Funeral Home.
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Pallbearers: His children Teressa, Cheryl, Allen Hudson, Kelly, Zane, Brannon, Toot, and Tiffany
Honorary Pallbearers: His 21 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren that he loved and harassed until his last days
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