William M. "Billy" Hudson

August 19, 1936 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 85)


William M. “Billy” Hudson, 85, of Boston, Kentucky passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born on August 19, 1936 in Columbia, Kentucky and a resident of Boston since childhood.


He was awarded the FFA American Farmer Award in 1957 and continued to farm and loved the land throughout his life.  He enjoyed buying and selling land for himself and as a real estate broker for others. He was also an apprentice auctioneer and partner in several businesses through the years.


He served the people of Nelson County as Deputy Sheriff and Magistrate for several terms.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Judy Leathers Hudson; daughter, Billie Jo Hudson; parents, William H. “Bill” and Willie Hudson; and sister, Sue Greer.


He is survived by three children, Pat Hudson of New York City, Brenda (Sidney) Hagan of Bardstown, Sam Hudson of Boston; four grandchildren, William (Maddie) Hagan; Lucy (Scott) Herrmann, Alex Hagan, and George Hagan; three great-grandchildren, Brian Mark Hagan, John Lloyd Hagan, and Iris Katherine Hagan; sister, Doris White of Bardstown; brother, Jim Hudson of Boston; and several nieces and nephews.


The funeral service will be held at 10am Thursday December 2, 2021 at   Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Hardin Memorial Park. Father Harry Hagan OSB will officiate. The visitation will be 3pm to 8pm Wednesday December 1 and 9am to 10am Thursday December 2 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Boston Community Center and /or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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