Condolences

Condolences

Condolences to Keith Hudson, who recently lost his father, Carroll D. Hudson.

A longtime resident of Tyler, Mr. Hudson died Nov. 9 at Hospice of Wichita Falls. He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Chattanooga, Okla. After serving four years in the Army Air Corps during World War II, all in B-26 transition training at stateside bases, he earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1951. He was elected to membership in Tau Beta Pi, an honor society for engineering students.

Following graduation, Mr. Hudson joined Atlantic Richfield as a reservoir engineer. Highlights of his 34-year career with ARCO included service in several posts in Corpus Christi, as regional engineer in Calgary, Alberta, and as the Houston-based manager of Gulf of Mexico operations.

In 1980 Mr. Hudson moved to Tyler to take up a post as vice president and general manager of ARCO’s Ark-La-Tex exploration and production operations. He retired in 1985.  His work as an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers during his career included serving on the first Offshore Technology Conference. The East Texas Society of Petroleum Engineers honored him in 1992 with the Pioneer Award  for “dedication to and ability in the energy field.”

Mr. Hudson was an avid golfer and, until his later years, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and an AARP tax advisor. He was a member of First Christian Church and Willowbrook Country Club.

The last of six siblings, Mr. Hudson was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Joyce, and their infant son Monty. Survivors include their daughter, Toni Hudson Lydecker of St. Petersburg, Florida, her husband Kent, and grandchildren Kate and Mary; their son Keith Hudson of League City, his wife Patty, and step-daughter Kristen; and his sister-in-law Pattie Davis of Wichita Falls.

The family requests that, in lieu of floral tributes, memorials be made to First Christian Church in Tyler, Hospice of Wichita Falls or the charity of their choice.