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David Lee Hudson Sr.

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[December 16, 2015]  LINCOLN -  David Lee Hudson Sr., 56, of Lincoln, passed away December 12, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

Visitation:  From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 17, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln (with Sheryl)

Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home (with Sheryl)

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home


David Lee Hudson Sr., 56, of Lincoln, passed away December 12, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday also at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Crawford officiating.

David was born January 22, 1959, in Lincoln, the son of Virgil Hugh and Loretta Ann (Shaw) Hudson. He married Sheryl VanCleve in December of 1979. Their love story crossed many boundaries and years. In September of 2014, they renewed their vows before God and their families. Sheryl preceded him in death on December 11, 2015. Just 18 hours after Sheryl passed away, David joined her. Unable to spend even 24 hours apart, Sheryl and David were reunited for eternity.

He was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. David was an over the road truck driver for many years. He was a well-known musician/bass player in several bands, beginning with Flatbush and ending with Traces N Time with Gary Osborne. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He and Sheryl enjoyed riding their motorcycle together. He always made time for his grandchildren; they held a special place in his heart. David was also a John Deere enthusiast, even selling one of his motorcycles to buy a tractor. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers, watches, and anything mechanical. David and Sheryl considered many friends as family. They never turned anyone away and always made sure that everyone knew that they were loved and supported.

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Surviving are his children: Shawn VanCleve (Linda), David Hudson II (Andrew), Dawn "Nikki" Hudson, and Christa Hudson all of Lincoln; grandchildren: Tyler Vancleve, Kolton Hartman, Kelci Hartman, Autumn VanCleve, and Kyleigh VanCleve; great-grandson Konnor VanCleve; and sisters Debby List (David) of Seymour, TN. and Wendy Johnson (Park) of Vancouver, WA.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and his wife, Sheryl.

Memorial donations may be made to Open Arms Christian Fellowship or to the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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