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The Kennedy Mortuary
Saturday January 15th, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Memorial Service

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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David Harrison Hudson

David Harrison Hudson


David Harrison Hudson, 80, of Laurens, South Carolina, passed away on January 12, 2022, at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens.
Born on March 4, 1941, in Anderson, South Carolina, he was the second son of Henry Liddell and Martha Virginia Burdette Hudson. David received his schooling at various places where his parents lived while his father was in the Air Force. He graduated from Marysville High School and attended Yuba College in Marysville, California.
On October 6, 1962, David married Sharon Myrtle Ashbran in Carson City, Nevada. They moved to Travelers Rest, South Carolina, in 1968. David worked at multiple plants in the textile industry, soon becoming an Industrial Engineer (except for two years as a Production Planner) until he retired.
In 1984, David began assisting Sharon with her real estate business. They enjoyed buying houses to remodel and sell for a little profit. They were an adventuresome couple – at one point selling their home, buying an RV, and workcamping in Arizona. Then they settled in Sequim, Washington, for a few years before moving back to South Carolina, where they became active members of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens. David enjoyed helping others and was deeply dedicated to his family.
In addition to David’s wife, surviving are his daughters, Deanna Driskill and Pamela Waterman (David), both of Laurens, and Trish Barbour of Evans, Georgia; brother Hal Hudson (Norma) of Topeka, Kansas; niece and nephews Laura Elliott, Mark Hudson (Julie), Hank Hudson (Jeanne); grandchildren Will Driskill, Drew Morris, Nate Barbour, Gregg Barbour, and Robert Waterman; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel in Laurens, conducted by Dr. H. Lawton Neely. A private family burial will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park, 7 Duncan Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Helping Seniors Thrive Giving Society, c/o SCBMA, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 or to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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David was a perfect gentleman whom I was so greatly blessed to be his housekeeper at Martha Franks. Will be greatly missed.

Monica Jan 26 2022 8:18 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm here if you need me. You are one of my closest friends in the world! I know what a GREAT daughter you have been. If there is anything I can do to help during these difficult times please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tracy ♥️♥️♥️

Tracy Jan 15 2022 4:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hudson

Tracy Williams Jan 15 2022 4:42 PM

There are no adequate words to express David's passing. He was a funny, wonderful caring man. The hours we all spent together are rich with memories. Hours of card games and holidays were always so much fun. Rest in peace David.....we will see you again.

Jim & Margy McManus Jan 15 2022 1:12 AM

So sorry to hear this!!!! There are no words that express the love that Jimmy and I had for David and Sharon.. They were the same every time we saw them!! God bless this family as you go through these days.. Love you.... Psalm 46:10a

Jo Ann Bedenbaugh Jan 14 2022 10:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hudson

Lynn Owings and family Jan 14 2022 4:01 PM

So sad to hear about Dave's passing. He was a pleasure to work with in the Walmart Pharmacy. Always friendly and kind. He earned the nickname " Super Dave" from his fellow associates.

Mike Riddle Jan 14 2022 2:04 PM

Pam, I am so sorry. Love to you and David and your family. 🙏🏼❤️

Annie Eveleigh Jan 14 2022 11:40 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Your father must have been a good father because of the dedication of his daughters in caring for him. You will be reunited with him in heaven and what a great blessing in knowing that. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of grieving. Your Martha Franks family is here to support you in any way that you need.

Pollyanna Franks Jan 14 2022 11:03 AM

Praying for the family. I have wonderful memories of your dad and Buddy. May God continues to comfort you during this time. 🙏

Vernell Jones Jan 13 2022 11:35 PM

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