Forrest Edward Hudson, 77, of Orange died Saturday, March 31, at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hudson Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Born in Orange on May 21, 1934, Forrest was the son of Forrest and Ada (Brister) Hudson. From 1957 to 1959, Forrest served in the U.S. Army where he was a member of the MP Honor Guard. He later worked and retired from Gulf Chemical.

Forrest served as Constable and Commissioner for Pct. 1 in Orange County and was Past-President of Texas State JP and Constable Association. He was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church, and the Madison Masonic Lodge #126 for 40 years.

Forrest enjoyed fishing at the lake, golfing at the D.E.R.A and traveling in his RV. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, George A. Hudson and Hayward M. Hudson.

Forrest is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy (Aaron) Hudson; son, Forrest E. “Eddie” Hudson, Jr.; grandchildren, April Hudson Booker (Alvin), Kyle E. Hudson; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Ridgaway, and Amber Leleux.

He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Suzie Wallace (Frank), Kathy Edgerton (Jim), Donna Hudson, Karen Nardis (John), Karla Hudson, Melanie Aaron, Gary Hudson (Karen), Brian Hudson, Kevin Wallace (Jaclynn), Debbie (Glen) Thibodeaux, Brian Thornton, Gregory Thornton, Steve Aaron (Cindy), Janet Weeks (Mark), Rose Thibodeaux, Ray Deming, Clint Deming, Mike Deming, Danny Aaron, Cole Aaron, Brandy Cardenas, Allison Aaron, Joey Aaron, Max Aaron, and Hollie Slaton; brothers-in-law, Howard Aaron (Deb), Steve Thornton (Karen), Larry Aaron; sisters-in-law, Carol Aaron and Evelyn Aaron.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.