Herbert Everett Hudson, 93, retired U.S. Army and retired Full Gospel Chapel Pastor, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Remus and Gladys Hudson, his daughter, Shawnda G. Chapman, his son, Johnny E. Hudson, granddaughter, Kristin Chapman and great-grandson, Brett Shively, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Marie, his sons, Mark E. Hudson, Steven E. and wife Karen Hudson and Matthew and wife, Dena Hudson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Arron Hudson, Stefani and Alex Pinaire, Yvonne Hudson, Eric Hudson, John and Savannah Hudson, Ashley Hudson, Chad and Jessica Hudson, Kristie Hudson, Melissa and Jared Case, Matthew Hudson, Charity and Aaron Bailey and 12 great-grandchildren.
Herb was born in Haglar, Ark. He was one three boys, and a girl. He was the last of his siblings to enter Heaven’s gates.
He met Marie Kessinger within three weeks married and it lasted 72 years by the grace of God, a lot of hard work, and a lasting covenant that said ‘till death do us part.’ Out of that marriage was 5 children that he loved dearly and was proud to be their dad.
He joined the United States Army in 1946 at the age of 18 was in the Korean war and retired as a Command Sargent Major after 21 years and 8 mo.
Herb has done many things throughout his life time and enjoyed them all. He believed in an honest day’s wage and a hand shake was as good as a contract. He was a recruiting officer, police officer, master builder/carpenter, attended Midwest Bible Institute as a student for two years. Also attended Kings Way Missionary language school in McAllen, Tx to prepare them for the mission field. He & Marie were house parents at Benito Juarez Children’s home for a season. They were missionaries to Nicaragua after 1972 earthquake to help rebuild churches. He was Associate Pastor at Recreation Acres in Houston for a couple years. He was MBI superintendent for two years. He became Pastor of Full Gospel Evangelistic Chapel here in Wichita for 8 years. He was camp cook for many years at Tri-State Youth camp.
Herb loved life and people. He loved to have fun, laugh, and play jokes. He loved his family and celebrating birthdays, holidays, sharing a meal together and family reunions. He enjoyed reading the Bible, preaching the gospel, a good book, a card game, horse shoes, washers, or even a round of dominos.
He loved and was loved my many and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 10 am at Living Word Outreach, 1513 E. Galena, Wichita, KS 67216.