David Patric Hudson, 55, of Memphis, MO passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL. He was born March 10, 1964, to Patric Lynn and Linda Gale (Cochrane) Hudson in Oskaloosa, IA. He graduated from Scotland County R-1, Memphis, MO. He was married to Kristine and to this union Ashley Kristine was born on November 7, 1988. They later divorced and he met Elizabeth. To this union David Mathew was born, July 21, 1997.
He was a jack of all trades. His favorite thing was working on small and large engines. His favorite hobbies included: hunting, fishing, racing, and spending time with his children and most of all his grandchildren. He loved going to the lake fishing with his grandchildren. He didn’t care if he caught anything, for it was more important for his grandkids to catch something so he could see their reaction and facial expressions. He was avid race fan with Dale Earnhardt being his favorite driver.
He spent many years racing at the Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO. He would also race in Bloomfield and Donnellson. IA He would also travel to Eddyville to race his drag car down the strip. Dirt track racing was a Hudson Family Weekend event. Weekends on the track meant family time for his parents, brothers, sister, children and his cousin. This was commonly known as Hudson Racing. He did win track championship in the Two Man Cruiser Class, more than once. One time with Robert Arnold. The other time was with his favorite cousin Chris Hudson in the 34H. His love of racing wasn’t just focused on him. He got his children involved with racing. They would race go-karts at the Downing, MO.
His best friend, Rick Sponsellor, and him were inseparable. They enjoyed doing many outdoor activities and building small projects. They never let their physical restrictions stop from accomplishing anything they put their minds to.
Left to cherish his memory is his children, Ashley Kristine and David Mathew. His grandchildren, Larry David and Leylah Carleene. He is also survived by his brothers, Rick (Rhonda Elenbaas) Hudson, Arbela, MO; Brad (Peggy) Hudson, Arbela, MO; Patric Junior (Nancy) Hudson, Memphis, MO. One sister Valerie (Greg) Phillips, Seligman, MO. Also surviving are cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. His aunts include: Clara West, Memphis, MO; Margaret Gregory, Sierra Vista, AZ; Marsha Hudson, Knoxville, IA; Sharon (Rex) Ritter, Athol, ID.
Preceding him in death was his parents (Linda 4-3-2019 and Patric 12-23-2003), Uncle Larry F. Cochrane, Aunt Betty Allgood, and his favorite Uncle Michael Hudson.
Memorials are suggested to the David Hudson Family and maybe left or mailed to Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.
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