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Wilton Hudgins

October 8, 1934 — February 5, 2023

Wilton Lee Hudgins, Sr., 88 years old of Gloucester, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Wilton was a past member and Governor of Gloucester Moose #886 and a member of Petsworth Baptist Church in Gloucester, Virginia. He was at employed at Newport News Shipbuilding as a crane operator for twenty years. Mr. Hudgins owned his own big rig and worked as a long-haul driver all over the east coast. He and his wife, Shirley Hudgins also owned a 76 Service station in Cobbs Creek, Virginia for many years before his retirement and their move to Gloucester in 1979.

Wilton was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Shirley Ann Hudgins; his sister Louise Belvin, and brother-in-law Herman Belvin, both of Gloucester; his bother-in-law Vernon “Sonny” Kirby; sons, Ralph Casey Hudgins, Robert Foster Hudgins, David Wayne Hudgins all of Gloucester, Virginia, and Bryan Keith Hudgins of San Diego, California.

Wilton is survived by his sister, Jane Kirby of Williamsburg; his sons Wilton Lee Hudgins, Jr., of Waskom, Texas, Dale Hudgins of Mathews, Virginia; his two daughters, Linda Bartnikowski (Mike) of Newport News and Brenda Hudson (Kenny) of Hayes, Virginia. Wilton is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

There will be a service at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel at 160 Main Street, Mathews, Virginia on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at H.C. Smithers Cemetery at 251 Smithers Lane, Hudgins, Virginia.
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Sunday, February 12, 2023

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Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel

160 Main Street, Mathews, VA 23109

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H. C. Smither Memorial Cemetery

, Hudgins, VA 23076

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