HOPKINS — Maurice Albert "Chief" Hudson, age 87, beloved husband of the late Geraldine R. Hudson, left this world on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, to complete the circle and join the rest of his family.
Maurice was retired from the U.S. Air Force after attaining the rank of chief master sergeant. He was a longtime resident of Sumter, where he served as a loan officer and the resident Santa for Safe Federal Credit Union. He also enjoyed many years as a weather net reporter for WIS-TV10. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Sumter.
He is survived by his son-in-law, Vince Marchese; and four grandchildren, Julie Marchese, Chad Marchese, Marie Branton and Dustin Branton.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his two loving daughters, Sue Marchese and Beverly Branton; and two grandsons, Christopher and Nathan Marchese.
Maurice was blessed with many caregivers over the years, most notably, Angela Flood and Val Parham.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Monday at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon at Bullock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
You may go to and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.