Larry E. Hudson

Larry E. Hudson of Zuni departed this life on July 2, 2023, at the age of 71. He was a beloved Brother, Papa, and Friend.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lee Jr, and Betty Hazel Hudson; his sister, Janice Hudson; his brother, Charles Hudson; his first wife, Elizabeth Ruth Hudson; and second wife, Betty Jo Ealey-Hudson.

He is survived by his brother Henry Hudson III (Stormy); his sisters, Vicky Hazelwood, Lynn Sobotka (Jeff), and Nancy Driggs (Ted); grandson, Liam Holcomb; two nephews, Henry Lee Hudson IV and Robert Hazelwood; nieces, Michelle, Hazelwood, Mayer, and Susan Hazelwood; extended family, Zoe and Scott Wells; and many more close friends that touched his life in a very special way.

Larry started working at the railroad and then changed jobs to NASA/Langley. He worked there for 28 years before retiring in July 2013. He was also a long-time member of IBEW 1340 for 38 years.

Throughout Larry’s life, at different points, he had different hobbies. He enjoyed planting and gardening his vegetables, as well as hunting and fishing. Larry enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, going out to breakfasts with special friends, and spending as much time as possible with his grandson. He was always the team Papa to all the soccer teams his grandson played on.

 The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 730 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. The graveside service will be Friday, July 7, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Peninsula Memorial Park 12750 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606


  1. Michael & Marcella McBride

    To Zoe and Liam very sorry to hear about Larry. Thinking of you and all his family at this very sad time. From all the McBride Family Aghavilla

  2. Mary Ann Chick

    I am saddened to hear about the passing of Larry. Larry and I worked in the same Railroad department many years ago. Larry was a super nice person. May God comfort his family and friends.

  3. Kevin Burke

    I just saw the obituary notice in today’s paper. I knew Larry from high school and would often eat lunch with him and our other friends: D.J. Parsons, Dave Greshamer, and myself. In fact all of us sat at the prom table together that memorable night of May 31, 1969. I met him at Newport News High School along with the aforementioned friends and found him to be a good all around friend. He will be missed. My condolences to his friends and family.

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