A celebration of the life of Jackie Lynn Hudson, 60, of life will be held at noon Wednesday April 10, 2013 at Fortin / Auburn Funeral Home, Auburn, Maine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the funeral home.

Jackie Lynn Hudson was called home by our heavenly father. He died peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Hospice House of Androscoggin Care & Hospice with his family by his side. .

Jackie was born in Bastrop on December 28, 1952, the son of Thomas D. Hudson and Lucy Goodman Bennett. He graduated from Bastrop High School with the class of 1972. Jackie began his life-long journey with his loving wife, Teresa in 1975. He was a loving and caring man always willing to listen and talk for hours. He was a true friend. He loved spending time with his son and grandchildren more than life itself.

Jackie was a member of the Army National Guard in Louisiana and worked as a machine operator in Bastrop at International Paper Mill for 10 years and then, for the past 25 years, at Verso Paper Co. in Jay, Maine.

He was the president of Western Maine Anglers and a member of Bass Federation. He enjoyed tournament fishing, fishing for crappie with is fishing brother Darryl,watching NASCAR racing, hunting and snowmobiling.

He was also a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church and the NRA.

He will be remembered for the way he loved his family and friends; the countless hours of conversation and the gentleman that he was, always going out of his way to help anyone that needed help.

He is survived by his wife the former Teresa McLeod of Turner, Maine, whom he married October 4,1975; a son, Christopher Hudson of Turner; his grandsons, Reilly and Cole Hudson; his mom Lucy Bennett, of Haughton; his sisters, Beth Shepherd and husband Johnny of Haughton and Patty Sims and husband James of Bastrop and his mother-in-law Elizabeth McLeod of West Monroe.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Mattie and WH Goodman; father and stepmother Thomas and Aline Hudson; father-in-law Alexander McLeod and stepfather Tom Fallin.

The family wishes to thank Doctor Daniel Raush, the doctors and nurses of M1 and 3rd floor of CMMC and Tammy Bean and Kathy Amsden of Androscoggin Home Care; the employees of Androscoggin Hospice House and the many friends and coworkers for their many fundraisers and Payroll Management and clients for the donations and food for the Benefit Dinner.

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