Robert N. Hudson, 83, of Atlanta passed away at 11:22 a.m. on Saturday (Nov. 12, 2016), at Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale.
His service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Following the service, burial will take place at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Bob was born May 23, 1933, in Elliott, the son of Cloyd and Mildred Nelson Hudson.
He is survived by his children, Lisa (Terry) Spray; Atlanta; Bruce (Mechelle) Williams, St. Joseph; Dorothy C. Dwyer, Christine Higgs and Connie Higgs, all of Illinois; and the mother of his children, Wilma Roberts.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kayla and Robert Brosmore, Heather and Eric Wilkerson, Jacob Spray, Jason and Cori Williams and Chad Williams; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother; Henry Thomas (Lavon) Hudson, Normal.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob worked for Kathryn Beich Candy Co., later known as Nestle Beich Candy Co., retiring after 42 years. He was a member of the Bakers and Confectionery Union Local 342, Bloomington.
He was an avid fisherman, camper and Minnesota Vikings and Cubs fan. He enjoyed bowling and was on several bowling leagues. He loved fixing things, especially lawn mowers. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.
Bob loved his family, and they affectionately called him the “Candy Man.” He will be deeply missed by all of them.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff and nurses of Hopedale Medical Complex and to Dr. Matt Rossi for their wonderful care and compassion.

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