Arthur (Bud) Hudson, of Moundsville, WV, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 18 2020, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Bud was born to Alice Jane Siburt Hudson and Charles Hudson on July 17, 1952, in Glen Dale, WV.

Bud was a 1971 John Marshall High School graduate who joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS LY Spear AS-36.

Bud was a former police officer for Moundsville, Glen Dale and Virginia Beach police departments. The children at Florence Crittenton in the Family Preservation Program were blessed to have Bud as a youth advocate devoted to making them safe and loved. He was also a correctional officer at Richland Correctional in Mansfield OH.

Bud is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna Mason Hudson. Their love was a testament to the faith and unconditional love they had for each other.

Bud was also a proud father to his son, Michael Tate Hudson (Christin Frame Hudson). His two granddaughters, Lily and Frances (Frankie O), are his most precious legacy. Also surviving are Bud’s brother, Charles Bradford (Kimmi Goff Hudson); and his sister, SueAnn Hudson (Dave) Myers, all of Pawleys Island, GA.

Bud was a loving uncle to Derek (Molly) Patterson, Justin (Whitney) Patterson, Jason Wesley Hudson and Mason Morris. His nieces are Tracie (James) Martiniz, Corie (Chris) Skibinski, Betsie (Mike) Dudley, Brandi (Todd ) Mallery, Avery Morris and Jenny (Travis) McBride. Great nieces and nephews include Hannah and Jackson Patterson, Addison and Bennett Martinez , Jourdan Hargreaves and Emma Skibiniski, Braxton Irish, Owen and Aly Dudley, Wyatt McClure and Rex Mallery, Kaylee, Nora and James Hudson, Sophie, Rylee and Lincoln Morris and Sebastian McBride due December 19. Bud also leaves to mourn him many to whom he was a surrogate “Uncle Bud.”

At Bud’s request, there will be no services. Bud asked that we honor him in the Spring with a gathering at his Uncle Fizz Harler’s old fishing camp on Fish Creek for a celebration of his life and the spreading of his ashes at the old swimming hole. His wife and son are sure that Bud stopped off at Fish Creek on his way to Heaven for a quick bit of fishing before he was welcomed with open arms by his Heavenly Father.

Any donations in Bud’s memory may be made to First Christian Church of Moundsville, where he was a member.

Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory of Moundsville WV is handling the arrangements.