Thomas A. Hudson III, 57

MT. JULIET — Private funeral services have been planned for Mr. Hudson, 57, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and a longtime coach and mentor to young athletes in Mt, Juliet, “Tommy” died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 following an extended illness.
He was a 1971 graduate of Battle Ground Academy and a retiree of The John Deal Company and the State of Tennessee, Flight Services & Aeronautics Division.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 27 between the hours of 2-8 p.m. at the Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.
Survivors include: wife Cathy Dillon Hudson; children Thomas A. Hudson IV, Lindsey Petrosky, Lauren (Kyle) Gribble and Holly Hudson; sister Jill (Donny) Green; grandchildren Bailey, Gabby, Gia Grace; mother-in-law, Mary H. Dillon and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Col. Thomas A. Hudson, Jr. and Nancy Wysong Hudson and sister Beth Hudson.
Active pallbearers include: Jody Ussery, Allen Jones, John Fulcher, Ike Hulme, Joe Hawkins, Tony Whited, Roy Moore and Rob Archie. Honorary: the 2009-2010 members of the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears Basketball Program.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Alive Hospice, Skyline Madison Campus staff and home health nurse Julie Jaramillo.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Bluefield College Lady Ram Basketball Team, c/o Coach Steve Hardin, 3000 College Ave., Bluefield, VA 24605.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.