Cletus Merle Hudson, 91, of Thompson, Mo., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Mr. Hudson was born on November 5, 1923 in Bethany, Ill., to Leonard Russell and Lela Ann Marshall Hudson.
He married Betty McRae on July 15, 1946 in Dalton City, Ill. She preceded him in death on August 9, 2009.
He is survived by four daughters, Brenda (Gary) Stone and Pat (Don) Wolfe, both of Sullivan, Ill.; Susie Barr, of Columbia, Mo.; and Mary (Randy) Horn, of Bennington, Vt.; one son, Mike (Kathy) Hudson, of Thompson; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Leo and Coy Hudson and one sister; Joyce England.
Cletus and his wife farmed in the Thompson area for many years, before retiring.
After retirement he enjoyed playing music at festivals and senior dances.
Graveside service was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Centralia Senior Center. Agnew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.