Kendall “Mark” Hudson was born December 8, 1960 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Kenneth Monroe Hudson and Sharon Rose Hudson. He passed peacefully in Denison, Texas on April 24, 2020 at the age of 59 years.
He is survived by his wife; Kristie Lynn Hudson of Bells Texas, sons; Kristopher Hudson of Bells, Texas, Jordon Hudson and wife Rachael of Bells Texas, grandson; Noah Hudson of Bells, Texas, brothers; Kevin Hudson and wife Robyn of Savoy, Texas, Willie Reeder of Bonham, Texas, step mother; Anita Hudson of Bonham, Texas, mother in law; Janis Smith of Pottsboro, Texas, his work wife; Christine Denniston, and a large extended family.
Mark graduated from Bells High School in 1979. He graduated from Mid America Nazarene College with his bachelor’s degree in 1984. He was a dedicated law enforcement officer for 36 years starting as reserve police with the City of Bells. He Retired as Captain of Grayson County Sheriff’s Department after 28 1/2 years.
Mark was a public servant who embraced police work as a calling. He bled blue, he served because it was the right thing to do. He treated people with honor, respect and fairness. He was widely respected among his fellow officers, and his word was his bond.
He was a proud family man who passionately loved his wife Kristie for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed his sons. Perhaps the crowning joy of this tough officer was the birth of his grandson, Noah.
Mark could fix anything – the right way or the wrong way! When he fixed it the wrong way, he took it to his brother, Kevin. Duct tape and JB weld were essential items to his tool box. Mark had an engaging sense of humor, who could begrudgingly admit his mistakes with laughter.
A graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bells, Texas on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.
The service will be graveside only to allow everyone to observe social distancing. This service will also live streamed on Facebook for those unable to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Municipal Police Association at TMPA.org.
Arrangements are with Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Bells, Texas. An online registry may be signed at www.mullicanlittle.com
I was so sad to hear the news about Mark and wish I’d had the time to see him prior.l: been a very long time since our paths crossed.
I’m so sorry for your loss and at times like these there aren’t enough words to say. Mark was a really good guy and friend during our younger years. I know he has left a mark in his family and then many fiends around him.
God Bless you all during this time of sorrow!
Love you Mark always, and Bob and I will help watch out and pray for your family
Love and prayer to the family may God bless.So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and you and your family are in my prayers. Love cousin Rhonda ❤
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Like most officers in the area, I’ve know Mark his entire career. Rest In Peace my friend.
Gods Blessings to an outstanding Law Enforcement Officer and a beloved Father, Husband and Friend. Your love, compassion and devotion to duty will be forever missed. You have set the bar very high for those who will come after you. Thank you for your life of service to our County, State and Nation. Gods Speed
John L. Moore
U.S. Marshal (ret.)
A life of service….A life well lived. Rest well. You’ve earned it.
Kristie, I pray that your bereavement will be, if not brief, bearable. My prayers go up for you and the family. God be with you all.
Mark was a fine man and law enforcement officer. He will be sorely missed. Kelly and I are so sorry for your loss.
Still remember the first sentence your brother taught your son… The many years we got to work together, laugh together, gripe together, and solve the world’s problems. We went through many interesting times in all those years together, you’ll be sorely missed. May you Rest In Peace my friend, wings earned. “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”
I had the pleasure of working with Mark for many years. Always professional and will be missed.
With love and remembrance,
The Starr Family
So sorry for your loss prayers and God Bless!
Working with Mark for many years was an honor..
Mark was the type of person who could be depended on for up front honesty as well as dependability in the face of adversity.
When the chips were down Mark was always there for taking care of business as needed..
Brother Mark , you will be missed.
Mark was a great person and he loved his family. Kristie, the boys, and Kevin you are in my thoughts & prayers.
I am so sorry for the loss of Mark. I was so shocked. We have been family friends for years. All of your memories you shared, plus all of your friends ~who will again surround you, will be a support for you. May God bless you and keep you, depending on him daily. Sharon was always so proud of both her boys.
Sorry for you Kristie praying for you snd the boys
So sorry for your loss, Mark was a great guy and great friend in school. Prayers and hugs
i am so sorry for your loss. Mark has been a family friend for a lifetime. May
God bless you and keep you. Sharon loved her family so.
My sincere and deepest symphathy to the family. Mark was a good man and I was very privileged to get to know him personally. He will be missed by all who knew him because he impacted so many lives. His sense of humor was second to none. God, please bless the family during this time.
Kristie and family, Kevin and family, my heart felt condolences. Mark will be missed here, but, he left smiles and memories! God bless each of you!