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Steven Winford Hudson, 57

Pastor Steven Winford Hudson was born on October 24, 1961 to Thomas and Clara Jane Hudson in Malvern Arkansas.  He grew up in Leola where he had great memories, but spent his final years in Bryant AR.  He went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2018.  He was Pastor at Hwy 5 Baptist Church for 18 years where he served the Lord faithfully. 

He was preceded in death by his Father Thomas W. Hudson and loving Grandparents and many aunts and uncles.  He leaves the love of his life Jessica of 11 years, loving children Steven-Bo (Sharon), Andrew (Kiristi), Tiffany and Hunter, mother Clara and two sisters Janey and Cheryl (Randy), in laws Kenny and Janet Brady, brother and sister in laws Jeremy (Maria), Genger (Takota), 11 nieces and 4 nephews that loved Uncle Steve very much that will carry on his memory. 

He also served the United States in the Navy from 1979 to 1992 where he received the rank of Petty officer Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Air Warfare specialist Command Career Counselor.  He loved working on airplanes on the USS Midway and made so many lifelong friends that will miss him greatly.  Steve touched so many lives in his ministry as a pastor with his wisdom and teaching that I am sure in heaven he has a line of people thanking him for his love and words.

We will be celebrating Steve’s life at Hwy 5 Baptist Church on December 29th, 2018 at 3pm.  We will have Bro. Learthur Shelton officiating and a dinner in Steve’s honor to follow.  Steve’s marker will be placed at the Little Rock National Cemetery with a private family service in the months to come.  Steve will have his final resting place on the Midway, San Diego, CA.  In lieu of flowers Steve would like donations given to Hwy 5 Baptist Church, 7728 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002. 

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to A Natural state Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 




  • Mary Davis Posted December 13, 2018 2:56 PM

    He was a wonderful friend and Pastor. He will be greatlt missed.

  • Wesley Soper, YN1(AW) USN, Retired Posted December 13, 2018 3:04 PM

    Steve you will be missed. It was an honor to serve with you shipmate. You made my job so easy when I replaced you as Command Career Counsel. You have had breakfast with Jesus and your seed here on Earth are sowed. I look forward to the day we will be reunited in glory! Fair Wind and Following Seas Shipmate and God’s speed!

  • Cheryl Posted December 13, 2018 3:15 PM

    I love and miss you Brother ❤️

  • AO1(AW) Richard Hatmaker USN Ret Posted December 13, 2018 3:21 PM

    My. Friend you will be missed the world has lost a great man and shipmate fair winds and following seas. God speed my friend.. Rest easy we have the watch..

  • Jeff T POWELL Posted December 13, 2018 3:46 PM

    I got to know Steve thru Saline County Shooting Sports where my Son Jack shoots with Steve’s step-son Hunter. We always had a great time visiting & enjoying our boys as they competed. My family & I will sorely miss him and may he rest in Peace with the Lord.

  • Terry Finley Posted December 13, 2018 4:50 PM

    I have fond memories of him and I playing together as kids

  • Mike Bledsoe Posted December 13, 2018 4:51 PM

    I always told Brother Steve that he was the Best Preacher ever and I meant it. He touched my life and many others. He will be sorely missed but he is right there with Jesus now.

    My condolences go out to Jessica and all family members.

  • Terri Flowers (Pharr) Posted December 13, 2018 8:18 PM

    Haven’t seen Steve Hudson in many years, but know he was from a great family. He was a Godly man. My mom has attended his church service in Bryant. Nothing but positive things have I heard about Steve.

  • Steve Shiner Posted December 13, 2018 9:18 PM

    Great Man and fabulous Shipmate. Would invite all of us lonely Sailors away from home, family and friends to his house for holidays and special occasions. Always looked out for his guys. A great mentor and leader, led by example. Gone way too soon. Godspeed friend. Fair winds and following seas, We Have The Watch.

  • June Taylor Posted December 14, 2018 11:40 AM

    May God give peace and comfort to those left behind.

  • Kristy Hall. Posted December 14, 2018 2:43 PM

    Steven was a wonderful Christian man. When we were in school, he was always so kind. You will be greatly missed.

  • Darrell Darner Sr. Posted December 18, 2018 6:23 PM

    Thank you your Service to God and your Country. Heard a lot of great things about. you an d your mission in life.

  • Karen Evans Posted December 22, 2018 11:16 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Steve was a wonderful man and so gracious to teach at co-op for our homeschool group for years. He will be missed. Love and prayers.

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