Roy M. Hudson, 78, of Payson, died Dec. 24, 2004. He was born Feb. 2, 1926 in Childress, Texas.
Mr. Hudson's nickname "8" was after the "straight eight" engine Chevrolet installed in their Hudson model. He was associated with General Motors since 1946, worked with the parts division in Tucson and Albuquerque; and then with Chevrolet in Phoenix before moving to Globe.
Through the Chevrolet incentive program, Mr. Hudson had taken two trips to Hawaii, one trip to Mexico City and Acapulco, and a Caribbean cruise.
Mr. Hudson retired as parts manager with Cobre Valley Motors in 1983, and then moved to Payson.
He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He loved gardening, fishing, golf, hunting and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hudson of Payson; stepdaughter, Mary Lou Kellogg; stepson, Norman I. Kellogg; nine step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
No services will be held.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.