Friday, November 18, 2016

Funeral Card Friday~Pop

Although not an actual Funeral Card, this memorial page was dedicated to my paternal Grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976) after he passed away suddenly due to a heart attack while working in his backyard. It was Valentines Day. 

 Pop, as we called him was a WWII Veteran. He worked first as a butcher for Piggly Wiggly grocery stores and then as a representative for W. Lee Flowers and Co. where he was in charge of the meat departments for the area IGA grocery stores.   
Benjamin Allen Hudson
WWII Uniform

 My memories of him are of a fun-loving grandfather who was always joking around and letting me comb his hair. He was a good cook and I can remember seeing him in the kitchen and sitting in his recliner in the den.
Late 1960's

 Pop's death was the first of my close family members. We were out of the country living in England where my father was stationed with the Air Force. We were due to go back to the states in just 3 months and I was so looking forward to seeing Pop again.
 Dad flew home to South Carolina for the funeral and got home just in time to meet his family at the city cemetery in Sumter. 

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  1. What a kind and touching tribute from his employer. And fortunate that you have a copy among your records.

    1. I am grateful to have it. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!