His memories will be cherished by: wife, Betty Jean (Shannon) Hudson of Caruthersville, Missouri; stepdaughter, Mary Shannon of Caruthersville, Missouri; brother, Frank Stovaul of San Jose, California; sisters, Tammy Hill of Pine Bluff, AR; Phyllis Johnson of Little Rock, AR.
Mr. Hudson aka Hud as he was known at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Musical Marching Machine of the Midsouth (M4) was the chief arranger and drill master for over 38 years. Hud was inducted as a member of the National Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi in Spring 81 as part of the Accidental 13 Line. Hud is #9 Prince Anacrusis.
Hud inspired and rekindled the passion for M4 band and KKY. Hud shared his life experiences through the decades, and was the voice of inspiration and dedication when the UAPB KKY/TBS Alumni Association was established. UAPB Homecoming of 2018 the UAPB KKY/TBS SW Regional Alumni Association honored Mr. Gerome Hudson with his Life Membership which was so well earned. Gerome is another beacon of light to this great organization and M4.
Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Full Counsel Gospel Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Courtney Smith. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. His body will lie in-state 10:15 a.m. until service time.