of Dennard, AR
December 25, 1943 - March 11, 2023
Broughton Lee Hudson, born December 25, 1943 passed away March 11, 2023, he was 79 years old.Broughton had been battling cardiac issues until complete exhaustion and decided he was ready to go home. He spent the last three weeks of his life with his five children. Broughton was born in Crescent City, FL. He grew up in Gilchrist County near the Santa Fe River. He would often speak fondly about his boyhood days spent hunting squirrels & redbelly fishing on the Santa Fe. He was the son of Reverend John Hudson and Leola Boyd Hudson. He had one brother, Johnny Hudson and two sisters, Patricia and Sheryl. He attended Bell High School where he had many friends. If you knew Broughton, you knew he was able to do or fix anything. He worked as a diesel mechanic, truck driver, carpenter and fisherman. He also ventured into politics serving as the Mayor of Bell in the 70's.Broughton married Patsy Ruth Akins in 1961 and they had five wonderful children. He leaves behind David Hudson and daughter in law, Lisa of Bell, Florida, Richard Hudson and daughter in law, Marchene of Bell, Florida, Deborah Chestnut and son in law, Walter Edwards of Cleveland Tennessee, Rebecca Thomas and son in law, Hugh of Bell, Florida and Joseph Hudson USAFR (Ret) and daughter in law, Tiffany of Elko Georgia. Broughton had 12 grandchildren, Major Joe Chestnut USSF, Amanda Ward, Hannah Allen, Dr. Lauren Hudson, Dr. Quentin Hudson USAF, Garrett Hudson, Austin Thomas, Brandon Hudson, Abigail Thomas, Audrey Thomas, Sydney Hudson and Hailee Hudson. He had 7 great grandchildren, Alexus Ward, Brianna Chestnut, Samuel Ward, Finley Allen, Dylan Chestnut, Maylen Allen and Zeb Thomas.Broughton lived in Dennard, Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains for the last 17 years, where he loved working on his cabin, hunting and growing a garden. He tinkered on friend's and neighbor's machines and such. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Broughton will be laid to rest near the mountain stream that runs through his property. We love and miss you. Rest in peace "Papa Broughton".
Dad, I am so thankful I was able to spend time with you the last few days. I was reminded of your strength, humor and your kindness. You always worked so hard to provide for your family and I am so thankful for all that you did for us. Please know that you will never be forgotten and that we will all do our best to make you proud. Love you Dad❤️
Dad, I am so thankful I was able to spend time with you the last few days. I was reminded of your strength, humor and your kindness. You always worked so hard to provide for your family and I am so thankful for all that you did for us. Please know that you will never be forgotten and that we will all do our best to make you proud.
we will miss you, you was a good friend!!!
Dad, you gave us all the tools to be successful in our lives and instilled in us a work ethic that is second to none.Thank you for not only being my dad but also my best friend. I miss you very much and will be looking forward to the day when we can go fishing together again. Love ya
BL was a good friend that i got to know by coming in my store, he will truly missed. I know he is with Christ now with a new heavenly body I am very sorry for your lose.
I enjoyed a lot of good conversations over coffee with Broughton. He was a good friend. he was my only friend who would sit down and talk intelligently with me about God, salvation, and God’s word. I will miss him for a while now, but I’ll get to see him again in heaven when my time of departure arrives.
Thank you for being the best dad that you could be to us all. We love you and hope that God allows you to repair and work on the mechanical equipment in Heaven because you have the history and knowledge for it. We will miss you and we love you.