Roger Lee Hudson, age 66, and a lifetime area resident, passed away quietly on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at 11:20 p.m. in his Claypool home.

Born on May 11, 1954, he was the son of Kenneth L. and Barbara Jean Cook Hudson. He was a 1972 graduate of Warsaw Community High School where he played football and marched with the tuba in the band. He went on to work for DePuy, retiring earlier this year after 34 years of service.

An avid NASCAR fan, Roger was always thrilled when Kyle Busch was first to see the checkered flag wave. He had been a motorcyclist, owning several over the years and loved the freedom motorcycling offered him. He was a person of faith who loved to watch God’s creatures in the field behind his home – especially the birds. Nothing meant more to Roger than time spent with his family, playing cards and games were favorite pastimes.

On Sept. 25, 1998, Roger was married to Nancy Wickizer; she survives at home. Also surviving are sons, Heath (Amy) Hudson, of Timberville, Va.; and Edward Humes Jr., of Plymouth; daughters, Jaimie Shifflett (Ivan), of Harrisonburg, Va.; and Brandi Davis (James), of Mentone; brother, Robert Hudson (Linda), of Mentone; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in passing by his daughter, Katie Hudson; parents, Kenneth and Barbara Jean Hudson; sister, Rita Hudson; and a grandson, Kaine Humes.

A Life Celebration® is planned with the assistance of Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, where visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 18 beginning at 10 a.m. At noon, Pastor Terry Bradford of First Freewill Baptist Church of Kosciusko County will officiate Roger’s Life Celebration service. Burial will follow in Harrison Center (Wooden) Cemetery.

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Memorial gifts may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice whose loving, tender care of Roger in his final days is deeply appreciated. Gifts may be mailed to P.O. Box 1196 Warsaw, IN 46581.

Condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.