Carl Burl Hudgens, 91, of Marion, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6 pm at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
Carl was born November 18, 1929 in Makanda, the youngest son of Harvey and Lona (Stokes) Hudgens. He married Betty Ruth Meneese in 1955. She preceded him in death in 1965. He later married Dolly Irene Kelton on May 21, 1987 at Second Baptist Church in Marion and together they shared over 32 years of marriage until her death on June 4, 2019.
Carl proudly served his country during the Korean War, stationed in the Iron Triangle as an Army Ammunition Foreman. His memberships included the Second Baptist Church, lifetime member of the VFW Post #1301 and Post #147 American Legion. His working career included farmer, nine years as a coal miner, and he retired from the State of Illinois. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.
Survivors include his:
Daughter – Carla Klaine of Marion
Daughter- Deanna and Virgil Lambert of Goreville
Step-Son- Jeffrey Fisher of Marion
Four grandchildren- Allison Klaine-Cagle and husband Chris of Murphysboro
Courtney McCree and husband Mike of Evansville, Indiana
Kim Janz and husband Doug of Marion
Pamela Hudgens of Marion
Great Grandchildren- Lucy and Jack Cagle
Collin and Jaxin McCree
Ashley and Amanda Hart
Preceded by his Parents, first wife- Betty Ruth, second wife– Dolly Irene, son- Tony Hudgens, two brothers and seven sisters.
A time of visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Inurnment with military rites will take place at a later date. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.
For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com