Harry Lee Hudson, age 77, passed away on March 24, 2021, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Harry was born November 4, 1943 in Tifton, Georgia, the son of Dorothy and Harry Hudson. He grew up in Tifton and was an outstanding football player for the Tift County High School Blue Devils. His senior year he was captain of the football team and voted Mr. TCHS.
After graduating from Tift County High School, he enrolled in The University of Georgia. He also played football at the University of Georgia and was a lifelong supporter of the UGA Dawgs.
After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1968, he went into the insurance business. Harry joined State Farm Insurance in 1970 and had a remarkable career, holding management positions as well as developing two successful State Farm agencies. During his years at State Farm he received numerous awards for service and production. In addition, Harry was a true entrepreneur in other industries such as real estate and banking.
On December 17, 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Holly Ann Bedsole. He and Holly were married over 50 years until Holly’s death in May of 2017. They had three children, Harry Lee Hudson III “Trey” (Tammie), Kimberly Ann Thompson (Steve), and Ryan David Hudson (Jamie). He was the beloved Papa to his six grandchildren, Taylor Coots (Chase), Morgan Thompson, Brice Hudson, Nolan Hudson, Emily Hudson and Rylee Hudson.
Harry and Holly traveled the world and loved many adventures such as hunting, snow skiing, boating, and fishing. But, the most important thing in their lives was family. They cherished so many wonderful memories at Lake Lanier and St. Simons Island. Over the years they also helped many family members.
Harry never met a stranger. He had a powerful gift of genuine human connection and made everyone feel special. He was the light in so many lives and will be missed forever. He was a man of unbounded generosity, kindness and wit, finding the humor in every day events.
He is survived by his daughter and two sons and his six grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.