Walter Hudgins

Walter Hudgins

Sunday, October 30th, 1938 Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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Obituary for Walter Powell "Walt" Hudgins

“Walt” Walter Powell Hudgins III

Walt was born on October 30, 1938 in Washington, D.C. the son of Walter Powell Jr. and Hannabelle Shearer Hudgins. He moved with his parents to Los Angeles, California where he graduated from high school in 1957. He met his future wife, Jeanette Ann Berg, at a church party their junior year of high school and they dated for four year, marrying on June 10, 1961 in Los Angeles. Walt attended and graduated from UCLA in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He served in the United States Navy and was awarded a Commendation from the Commander of the Seventh Fleet. For many years Walt worked in aviation as an engineer with Rockwell and T.R.W. retiring in 1997. He worked on the X-15 Shuttle, the B-1 project, Apollo 11 and the hypersonic system and numerous other strategic projects. Walt and Jeanette moved to Falls City in 1993 and he was known as the “Smiling Farmer” raising his Black Angus cattle. The Falls City Fire Department started doing fireworks on the 4th of July 1994. When Walt retired in 1997, he and Jeanette started the BBQ and potluck on the farm for many years. Walt enjoyed sharing his love of the Lord as he did dramatizations and he preached some Sundays. He is a member of the Bridgeport Chapel in Dallas.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette Hudgins of Falls City, daughter Trasann Renee (Colleen Agen) Hering of Falls City and Tina Susann (Hooman) Rowhanian of Lake Oswego, grandsons Joshua Charles Hering, Nathaniel Powell Hering and Connor Michael Hering. Also surviving is a brother Thomas R. Hudgins of Newberry Park, California. He was preceded in death by a sister Ann Shearer Batchelder.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14th at 12:00pm at Bridgeport Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bridgeport Chapel. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family.

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    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Bridgeport Community Chapel
    16930 Bridgeport Rd
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    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Ron Sutter

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