April 5, 1922 ~ April 9, 2002

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

William F. “Bill” Hudson, 80, of Fairway Drive, Asheville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at the Hospice Solace Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hudson, an avid golfer, retired from the Asheville Fire Department as Deputy Chief. He had attended Maryland Fire College and helped establish the ambulance and medical service with the Asheville Fire Department. A veteran of the US Navy, he remained active after his retirement from fire service by serving on the Board of Asheville Parks and Recreation. He was also employed by Municipal Golf Course. He is survived by his wife, Marie R. Hudson; one daughter, Patricia Haney of Old Fort; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Bette Kasch of Orlando, FL; and one brother, Robert Hudson of Asheville. His family will receive friends from 6 - 8 pm Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.

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  1. Marie Tyrie and Family Members, I was distressed to hear about Bill. Bette had emailed me that Bill was in the Solace Center several days ago. Bill and I go back many years and I knew many of his family personally. Regardless of health or any other circumstance in life we are never ready to give up our loved ones. Bill was always so full of zest for life it is hard to imagine him gone. The only comfort comes from a real Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the concern shown by caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you.
    Joe Clark

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  2. Marie Tyrie and other family members,
    Bette had emailed me several days ago that Bill was in the Solace Center and Lloyd Williams told me tonight he had died. Bill and I go back many years and I have known many of his family members on a personal basis. He was so full of the zest for life it is hard to imagine him gone. Regardless of age, health or any other circumstance we are never ready to give up our loved ones. The only comfort comes from a real Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the concern shown by caring friends. Please know we are thinking of you.
    Joe Clark

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  3. JUST A FEW THOUGHTS,BILL WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.I WILL TRULY MISS HIM.I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL.I HOPE THE LORD WILL COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME.

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  4. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill was a dear friend for many years and will surely be missed by all who loved him.

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  5. We offer our sympathy to the Hudson family, and especially to Bettie and Ray Kasch.

    May our Lord Jesus Christ be with each of you in His special way.

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