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Ray Boyd Hudson


September 12, 2019

Ray Boyd Hudson passed away Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 79. 

He was born July 26, 1940, in Konawa, Oklahoma, to Roy Hudson and Effie (Mosley) Hudson. He married 

Joan C. Smith on Aug. 29, 1959; they just recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. 

He graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1958, was employed several years for Macklanburg-Duncan 

in Oklahoma City, and then completed a 27-year career as an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman, retiring 

from Troop F in 1997. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bonita Burgett, and brother Jimmy Don Hudson. 

He is survived by his wife Joan Hudson of the home; daughter Sherri Ballard and husband Chad of 

Bethany; son Joey Hudson and wife Angie of Rio Vista, TX; daughter Brenda Holt and husband Tracy 

of Edmond; four sisters Lou Leech of Shawnee; Jewell Dean Harrison of Konawa; Norma 

Brock of Shawnee; and Leota Wilson and husband Milburn of Ada; two brothers, Arlie Hudson of 

Konawa and Art Hudson and wife Harriett of Konawa; one brother-in-law, Larry Smith and wife 

Hyral of Tahlequah; and one sister-in-law, Franksine Hudson of Chickasha. 

He is survived by seven grandchildren, Bo Ballard and wife Emily of Oklahoma City; Jennifer Hudson of 

Denton, TX; Whitney Larrison and husband Kyle of Cleburne, TX; Sydney Moore and husband Schuyler of 

Edmond, OK; Derek Hudson and wife Shelbi of Pleasanton, TX; Hannah Griffis and husband Matthew of 

Oklahoma City; and Hudson Holt of Wichita, KS.  He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Doc, Benjamin, Emma, and Rebekah Ballard of Oklahoma City; Sadie Mae Moore of Edmond; and Walker Dean Larrison of Cleburne, TX.

Services were held Sept. 10 at Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee with a family burial following at Dora Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.


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