David L. "Rock" Hudson

Birth Date: 
Friday, November 18, 1938
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, March 27, 2022

WOOSTER – David L. “Rock” Hudson, 83, of Wooster passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

He was born November 18, 1938 in Ashland the son of Lester C. and Verna Martin Hudson.  He married Mary C. Bash on April 22, 1967.  She survives.

Rock was a 1956 graduate of Big/Prairie High School and retired in July of 2000 after working 40 years in the Gas Operations Dept. for East Ohio Gas.  He enjoyed playing Fast Pitch Softball and played 3rd base for several area travel teams.  Rock was an avid sports enthusiast.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary, are his children David (Brenda) Hudson of Carmel, IN, Jackie (Tony) Lovejoy of Wooster and Mark Hudson of Denver CO; grandchildren Cameron Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Gavin Lovejoy, Kaley Bess and Taylor Lovejoy; great-grandchildren Cayden Guthrie, Emmett Bess and Ledger Bess and a brother Jim (Connie) Hudson of Wooster.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jean Brown and a brother Jack Hudson.

Friends will be received on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m. followed immediately by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Hospice Chaplain Darron Butler officiating.  Burial will be in the Newkirk Cemetery on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Visitation: 

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Service: 

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Condolences

We are so sorry for your loss! Dave was a good man and a good uncle. He will be missed. We love you Mary and the family! Our prayers are with you! With love, Eric and Gail.

I am so sorry for your loss Dave. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

I was so lucky that my sister found a wonderful man. They even let me spend many years with them. A lot of laughs and disagreements. But we always respected each other. He was my best brother in law. I already miss him. Love every moment that I new him. Love to the family. I’m here if my sister needs me. Love Aunt Barb

Dear Hudson family, my deepest sympathy to all! Love to all,Sherri Bodager

I remember Dave from Big Prairie days. Same class-Dave was a respected classmate. We will all miss him. I have been living in Harrisonburg VA since 1975. My sincere condolences to the family.

Dear Mary and Family - I am so sorry to hear of the death of your beloved husband. My deepest sympathy, my prayers and love go out to you Mary and your family. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may he rest in the peace of Christ. In Jesus, Maureen

Dear Mary and family, our sincere condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed catching up with Rock on regional sports and reminiscing with him about his fast pitch softball days.
Respectfully- Greg & Cathy Horn

I am so sorry for your loss Mary. Condolences to your family.

So sorry for your loss Mary. Condolences to your family.

Just seems like yesterday that I played against Rock in the Wayne County Fast Pitch softball league. I to played 3rd base for the

Just seems like yesterday that I played against Rock in the Wayne County fast pitch league. I to played 3rd base for the Shreve Merchants and had many battles with him every year in the 1950. Such a wonderful memory of Rock

Sorry for Mary and family on David passing, a great family.

We are so sorry for your loss. Many happy memories from all those softball games. Mary, warm hugs to you.

Mary and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

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