Memorial services for Jerry Hudgens, 69, of Healdton, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Shell Street Church of Christ with Danny Huntsman officiating. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jerry entered into this life Feb. 18, 1944, at Madill, to the late John Herbert Hudgens and Carrie Anna (Gaither) Hudgens. He departed from this life Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his home north of Healdton.
Jerry was raised at Madill attending school there. He graduated from Madill High School in 1962 and then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. In college, he met the former Ms. Barbra Jo Stewart and they were united in marriage on March 2, 1963, at her parents house in Healdton.
Jerry became employed in the oilfield and worked most of those years as a Mud Engineer and Fluid Technician. They resided at several communities following his work in the oilfield. In the mid 1980s, Jerry returned to college at the University of Texas of Tyler, Texas, and finished his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. After his career in the oilfield, he became a very accomplished high school math teacher, being named in Who’s Who Among Americans two years, 1998 and 2002. He also owned and operated his own security firm called ASAP Security of Tyler, Texas. He and Barbara moved back to this area in 2012, and thereafter attended the Shell Street Church of Christ. Jerry loved the outdoors. He enjoyed shooting guns, fishing and boating, but most of all enjoyed spending precious time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents; grandson, Bradley Kneberg; brothers-in-law, Harley Stewart and Tom Ables; nephew, Joe Dale Stewart; and niece, Cheryl Thomas.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara of the home; daughters, Deedra Woody and husband, Rodney of Healdton and Misty Hudgens of the home; sister, Anna Lee Ables of Tyler; brother, Herb Hudgens and wife, Kathy of Ft. Worth; three grandchildren, Jessica and husband, Kyle, Samantha and husband, Travis and Damon; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Bobby and Mackenzie; parents-in-law, Joe and Jurlie Stewart of Healdton; other family, Patricia Stewart, Robert and Jeannette Stewart, Diana and Bob Dickerson and Debbie and Jim Rapier; and numerous nieces and nephews and other family.
Honorary bearers are Herb Hudgens, Jim Rapier, Robert Stewart, Bob Dickerson, Damon Woody and Steve Hudgens.
In memory memorial donations may be made to the Tipton’s Children Home, 1000 N. Broadway Ave., Tipton, OK 73570 or Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Condolences may be made online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.