July 25, 1928 – June 09, 2013
LCDR Harry Hill Hudgins, 84, retired from USN as Aviation Maintenance Instructor passed away June 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Richard Hudgins (Diane Deason), Carol Perry (Mike), Susan Rinehart (Bill) and Mark Hudgins (Angela). Also the mother of his children Sally Hudgins, and longtime companion, Lela Willette. He leaves four grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Bartlett Funeral Home, 5803 Stage Rd, Bartlett, TN has charge of services. Visitation Wednesday, June 12 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, June 13, from 6-7 p.m. with memorial service following. Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, TN.
Harry enlisted in the Navy 13 Nov 1946 at the age of 18. He served in VP-4 from 1947 to 1949 as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He left the enlisted ranks on 25 June 1958 when he was commissioned an ENS LDO Aviation Maintenance Officer. His career progressed in that field and led to his advancement to LCDR on 1 July 1967.
VP-4 1975 – 1978
VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager