He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Thomas; parents, Thurman and Ila Hudson; sister, Doris Quinn; and brothers, John F. and Dewey L. Hudson.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane; son, Michael (Cheryl), and grandchildren, Sarah and Nicholas of Hayden; son, Bruce (Tanya), and grandchildren, Joseph, Andrew and Stephen of Pleasant Grove; son, Frederick of New York; brother, Robert and (Gloria) of Bessemer; and extended family, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Thomas graduated from Dora High School, served in the Marines during the Korean War, was a retired independent truck driver and a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Visitation will be held today, May 30, 2013, in the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Collins-Burke at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale immediately following the service.