James Robert Hudson

James Robert Hudson

James Robert Hudson, of Decatur, 72, died June 3, 2023, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville.

He was born in Nowata, Okla., on April 1, 1951, to Jim L. and Norma Jean Hyde-Hudson, the first of three children. He was active in the Boy Scouts and graduated from High School in Moab, Utah. He married his first wife, Alice Parlet of Price, Utah, and they had two children, Rozanne Bender and Nan House, and one grandson, Tristan. He married his second wife, May Byrd of Gentry, and later his third wife, Brenda Eddleman of Akron, Ohio, with three stepchildren in Ohio.

He worked at NCR, Telex, Radio Shack and Rollins Security. He owned Excell Drapery and MiniBlind of Tulsa, Okla., and Gentry Video of Gentry. He received the Masonry's Pillars of Soloman Award for outstanding service and dedication to the lodge. He was a self-acclaimed "old hippie" and a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Clayton and Opal-Violet Long-Hudson, Cleo Hyde and Lila Geneva Campbell-Hyde; his parents, Jim L. and Norma Jean Hudson; and his wife, Brenda.

He is survived by his children, Rozanne Bender and Nan House; grandson, Tristan; brothers, W. Paul Hudson and Charles David Hudson.

No service details are available at this time. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

photo James Hudson