Robert Lee Hudgins Sr


Mr. Robert Lee Hudgins Sr. “Bob” was born the son of the late Pincy Hudgins and Ernest C. Hudgins Sr. He was born on April 12, 1939, in Wesley, WV. He attended the public schools in Kanawha County and was a graduate of London High School.

He was a hardworking family man who was a gifted craftsman skilled in all aspects of construction. He could build anything; in fact, his credentials were so prestigious he is credited for building the Monumental Kahiki Restaurant. He built churches, custom homes, basements, roofing, poured concrete etc. He built the first three-wheeler motorcycle in Columbus, OH and he invented the first remote start.

He spent 20 years working construction with Dino Pezzot Construction and 15 years with the Columbus Asphalt Paving Company. He continued his career as an independent contractor until he was called home to be with the Lord.

His hobbies were fishing, camping, classical movies, cooking, singing and he loved to dance. He dressed himself in fine haberdashery influenced by his father. He was a member of the Travelers’ Rest Baptist Church and sung in the Male Chorus. He knew the Lord well.

As a young man he was very attentive to his mother assisting with his younger siblings. As an adult he married Pearlie Mae Johnson and they had five beautiful children: Deborah Ann Hudgins-Knox, Katie Lee Hudgins, Robert Lee Hudgins Jr., Carolyn Lorraine Hudgins, Kim Melissa Hudgins. This union was blessed with fifteen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pincy Hudgins, Ernest C. Hudgins Sr., Bill Hudgins (Brother), Iwon Hudgins (Brother), Janet Hudgins-Dean (Sister), Harriet Hudgins-St. John (Sister), Ernest C. Hudgins Jr. (Brother), Paul Hudgins (Brother), Robert Lamont Hudgins (Grandson).

He leaves his legacy to, Lorraine Easley (Sister) Columbus, OH, Carrie Matt (Sister) Charleston, WV, Mary Holman (William) (Sister) Columbus, OH, Queenie Redd (Sister) Grapevine, Texas, Irene Hudgins (Sister), Beckley, WV, Ralph Hudgins (Carolyn) (Beloved Brother), Columbus, OH, Special friend Felecia Jones, Columbus, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Private Visitation 11:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, June 4, 2021 at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 1533 Cleveland Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Diana N Hudgins

    We love you and miss you grandpa Hudgins

  2. Michael R Easley St

    My prayers are with our family, gonna miss you uncle Robert.

  3. My condolences to the Hudgins’s Family

  4. Faith Tabernacle

    Sorry for the loss of your love one, you and your family have our condolences . We will continue to pray for you all that God Will Comfort you at this difficult time.

    Love Faith Tabernacle Family
    If there is anything we can do don’t hesitate to ask we are here for you.

    We Can and We Will ❤️

  5. Sandi Blackstock Holland & the Blackstock Family

    My prayers are with the Hudgins family. May God grant you peace and comfort as you bid see you later to your loved one.

  6. Unc, I thought we’d have more time together, but I guess God finished your new trike. Uncle Bob, I will miss you for the rest of my life..

  7. Briana Hudgins

    You will be missed Uncle Bob we love you ❤️Rest In Peace

  8. Tonja R Holman

    Uncle Bob will be truly missed. He was a an amazing hardworking loving man. Never will forget that ride in that homemade trike around town.
    My deepest condolences

  9. Rest Peaceful Grandpa Hudgins, U will be truly missed, luv from Ur grandson Tony Jr. & Lisa ️

  10. Belinda McNack

    Uncle Robert you will be truly missed. I remember you chasing us around the house asking us to give you some “Duck Lips” Never will forget you!

    Love you always! Dwarf Lady

  11. Mellena Jackson

    You will be missed!!!!

  12. Alice Williams and family

    Family you have our deepest sympathy to each of you may God give them all peace comfort and strength through the difficult time and may God bless you all

  13. Alice Williams and family

    Family you have our deepest sympathy to each of you ,may God give them all peace comfort and strength through the difficult time,and may God bless you all.

  14. The Coleman’s

    Uncle Robert Thanks for always being a fun loving person . You set a great example to all with your incredible worth ethic , and welcoming smile ! You will be missed . The Lord knows and sees all .
    Much Love,
    Stacey, Kenneth, Joshua, Jordan

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