David (Dave) Leroy Hudson, Sr, 74, Fairview, went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, in Springfield, Mo., surrounded by his loving family.

David was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Weaubleau, Mo., to Rev. Damon and Clara Hudson. 

He is survived by his wife Kathryn (Kathy) of the home; three daughters, Yvonne Hudson and Roshanda Oleman, Stella, and Desiree Howe, Granby; two sons, David Hudson, Jr., Jenkins, Mo., and Damon Hudson, Wheaton. Also surviving are two sisters, Violet Galindo, Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Shirley Bussey, Neosho; one brother, Ray Hudson, Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Mildred Buckner and two brothers, Noble and Charles Hudson.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Living Word Mission in Simco, Mo.

Cremation services are under the direction of Midland Cremation, Joplin