James Ray
James Ray "Jimmy" Hudson

November 9, 1970 - August 2, 2017
Born in Marietta, GA
Resided in Bowling Green, KY


James Ray “Jimmy” Hudson, 46 of Bowling Green, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family after a brief and relentless battle with cancer. Jimmy was born November 9, 1970 in Marietta, GA.

Jimmy was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He was the owner of Hudson Contracting Inc. Jimmy lived an honest and devoted life treasuring everything he loved—spending time with family and friends, long days in the water on the lake, restoring antique vehicles, riding dirt bikes with friends and his son, hunting, and supporting his children at all of their sporting events. He was President of the WEHS Lady Raiders Softball Boosters and further supported community athletics by coaching youth sports.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Leigh Ann “Buffy” Hudson; his daughters, Sarah Kathryn and Andrea Beth; and his son, Nathaniel James “Nate” Hudson.

Jimmy is also survived by his parents, Jim and Linda Hudson; sisters, Patty Stinson (Burt), and Sandra Hudson; brother-in-law, JJ Manning; his father- and mother-in-law, John Wayne and LaDonna Smith; sisters-in-law, Angela Hughes (Eric), Alison Woodcock (Rickey); brother-in-law, Patrick Smith (Summer); several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; life-long friends Matt and Leah Krisher; and an extended circle of close friends and business associates.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his sister, Sherry Manning; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Audie Hudson; and his maternal grandparents, Louie and Alva Ginn.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at Oakland Baptist Church. Visitation is 2:00-5:30pm.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Morgantown Bank & Trust, Attention Leigh Ann Hudson to support educational endeavors for Jimmy’s children or to Oakland Baptist Church Youth Group.

Arrangements have been entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.




James Ray "Jimmy" Hudson
410 church Street
Oakland, KY 42159
Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Oakland Baptist Church
Saturday, August 12, 2017
5:30 PM


Oakland Baptist Church Youth Group
410 Church Street
Oakland, KY 42159
Jimmy's Children/ Morgantown Bank & Trust
1848 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101