Lonnie Allen Hudson

Born on February 19, 1942

Departed on February 27, 2012 and resided in Springfield, TN

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HUDSON, Lonnie Allen, Age 70, of Springfield, TN, passed away February 27, 2012. He was born on February 19, 1942. Allen has had a long fruitful life. For some 69 years Allen did not have a serious illness to speak of. The last two years have more than made up for the others. Allen began having serious health issues as he and Dot were beginning to enjoy their retirement. Medical problems began to come from all directions within his body. Allen fought off each one as they came until it became too much. So, today we get to say he is finally resting peacefully. Allen was surrounded by his loving family as he passed this life. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Allen and Katheryn Iona Hudson; he is survived by his super strong, loving wife, Dorothy (Dottie), they enjoyed each other and life for 17 years. Allen was a proud ex-member of the United States Marine Corp. Upon completion of his military service he settled into his work life as a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #177 as an Apprentice and a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker in the construction industry. In 1993, Allen became a Gas and Mechanical Inspector for the Metropolitan Nashville Codes Department. After serving as a Codes Inspector he proceeded to become an Inspector for the Metropolitan Nashville Fire Department where he remained until his retirement. Allen enjoyed wood working and traveling with Dottie to locations where the local craft persons of that geographical area plied their trade or craft. Allen was a long time member of the Buena Vista East Nashville Lodge #560, the Scottish Rites and the Al Menah Temple of the Shrine. He was a former Captain of the Directors Staff of Al Menah. Other than his loving spouse Dottie, Allen is survived by his extended family of children; daughters, Karen (Scott) Cannon, Julie Hudson; sons, Steve (Ann) Hudson, Brian (Robin) Hudson; stepsons, Charles (Kim) Minton, Jeremy (Carole) Minton; brothers, Lawrence (Patty), Ross (Sandra), and Scott (Shirley) Hudson; special friend, Herbert (Vickie) Woods; 11 very precious grandchildren, each of which has their own special spot in Pa Paw's heart. Honorary pallbearers will be, Herbert Woods, Bobby Krantz, Frankie Spain, Luke Norman, Neal Dickens, Wayne Spain, Wayne Dabbs, Terry Kestner, and Tommy Hale. Family will receive friends, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 4-8 pm at Cole & Garrett Goodlettsville, with a Masonic Service Wednesday evening at 7 pm. Service will be Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2pm with visitation 2 hrs prior to the Service. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Allen's name to the Organization or Charity of your choice.

5 Comments to Lonnie Allen Hudson

  1. Sheila Smith
    January 12, 2003 12:00 am

    I knew Allen from Metro Codes, we worked together. He was a nice man. Thinking of and sending prayers to the family today. I have a hummingbird copper garden piece he made to this day.

  2. Rob Hines
    January 12, 2003 12:00 am

    Going to miss you friend.
    SEMPER-FI

  3. Charlie Coones
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Dot, I am so sorry. I really enjoyed talking to Allen and visting with the both of you. I wish I could be there today, but the news catches me here in New Mexico. We will catch up when I get back in town.

    Charlie Coones

  4. Susan M Tubbs
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Allen was such a wonderful man, holding a special place in our hearts forever. Every greeting was with a smile, joke, and a heart-warming hug. Bringing Dottie true happiness, I was honored to be a part of the family for a short time. Although things did not work out, Allen continued to treat me as though I was part of the family, and was a loving, kind, strong role model for my son, his grandson, Ty. Ty loved his PaPaw so very much and knows he is now his guardian angel, watching over him from heaven. PaPaw will be missed, but never forgotten. Our prayers for strength and peace go out to Dottie, the children, and grandchildren in this difficult time. We love you, PaPaw!

  5. Chris & Kelly Sharp
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Dottie:

    I was saddened to hear the news from Matt. Please know that meeting you and working with you was an absolute blessing. I am also blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and talk to Allen on several occasions. My family will be praying for you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

    Chris & Kelly Sharp

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