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Rodney Cooke "Bucky" Hudgins, Jr.

January 15, 1928 - November 17, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH- Rodney Cooke “Bucky” Hudgins, Jr. age 89 of Virginia Beach left this earth for his heavenly home on November 17, 2017.

Bucky was the son of the late Rodney C. and Nancy W. Hudgins. He is also preceded in death by his wife Jane Portlock Hudgins and daughter Janice Binford.

He was retired from Ford Motor Co. after 30 years in various production supervisory positions. He was also an army veteran and graduated from Maury High School in 1946. Bucky was also the captain of the 1945 football team and was voted “Best All Around” by his classmates. His future wife, Jane Portlock, was voted “Most Popular” at rival Granby High School. Together they were “The Life of the Party”. Being a lover of all sports, his favorite team was the Redskins.

Survivors include son Rodney C. “Ronnie” Hudgins, III of KDH, N.C., daughter Linda Robin Horne and her husband Harry of VA Beach, VA., and grandson Roland Janon Binford of VA Beach, VA.

Bucky was a member of St. Aidans Episcopal Church in VA Beach, VA.

An evening visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the charity of their choice. Well wishes and condolences can be sent to 625 Kingston Drive VA Beach, VA 23452. Please enclose return addresses and phone numbers so that the family can send an invitation for a Celebration of Life at a later date.


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Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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