Obituary lovingly prepared by his family.
Spencer Hudson, the beloved son of longtime Covington residents Felton and Jennifer Hudson and friend to so many, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly into never fading memories on March 20th, 2022. Besides his mother and father, Spencer leaves behind his love, Ellie Kang and many close relatives too many to enumerate here. He loved them all dearly and they know well of their place in his heart. Spencer's grandparents Charles and Quigg Piper and Charles Hudson and Ann Townley preceded him in death but not in his love.
Spencer was born on September 29th of 1975 and though his life was cut short by a random act of violence, his 46 years of life was full by any standard of measure. He traveled the world over and visited over 90 countries-making 2 trips around the earth-once going east and once west. He never counted airport stops or layovers as visits and would often stay months if he was stirred by the country to give more of his time. He was a man of the earth, especially concerned with the care of our only residence; overpopulation, ecology and the need for all our caring for it. This was evidenced by his visits to over 25 National Parks. Litter was an anathema to Spencer and he routinely picked up trash in reverence to mother earth.
Spencer loved sports and participated in many, including basketball, golf, soccer and tennis. His love of soccer and world travel was manifested in attending the last 5 world cups held in France, Germany, Russia, Brazil and South Africa. Sadly, he will miss the world cup being held in Qatar this year. Spencer's knowledge of college basketball was impressive. His travels, studies and mastery of words made him a very formidable trivia player.
Spencer's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in History from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He also attended the University of Georgia (though he always remained a strong GT football fan,) and the University of Montana as part of his undergraduate experience. His post graduate efforts included significant course work at the City College of New York and the University of New Orleans. Spencer's personal quest of knowledge was ongoing and not limited to college classrooms. He possessed a personal library of over 1,045 books of value and substance. Of his library books, he had read, by count, over 972 books with the remaining 73 on his queue for future reading.
Spencer's death resulted from a senseless and random act of violence we see often in America today and happened as he worked hard in his job on Bourbon Street in New Orleans- a city he loved and had resided for many years. It was not a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Our hope is that his death will have some positive influence in changing this lack of respect for human life and dignity we see pervading and destroying our country.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Georgia Wildlife Federation on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be a time of remembrance at noon, a special time to follow and a meal to follow. His death has left a giant hole in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing this magnificent man. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations to Georgia Wildlife Federation www.gwf.org in Spencer's name.