Obituary of Johney Loyd Hudelston
Johney Loyd Hudelston. (March 11, 1935 – Aug. 22, 2019) Age 84 of Belleville, Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thurs. Aug 22, 2019 at Beaumont hospital Dearborn CCU.
Beloved husband of Nora Hudelston. Loving father of Keith (Lisa) Hudelston, Pamela (Douglas) Dalton and Kevin (Marti) Hudelston. Dear brother of Linda Franklin. Preceded in death by siblings Margaret Birdwell and Ralph Dyer. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Originally from Cookeville, Tennessee, John had a long career working as a parts controller at the GM Hydramatic Transmission plant in Ypsilanti MI. They made their home in Sumpter Township for over 30 years. Upon retiring, John & Nora traveled and became “Snow Birds” to Stuart Florida and had a lake home in Brooklyn, MI before a final move to Belleville, MI.
John & Nora were former antique collectors & enjoyed the hunt at many estate auctions around the area. Throughout his life, John enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, classic car shows and tinkering in his workshop. He was a real family man and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
A 1-day service will be held Mon. Aug. 26, at “The Thon Center” (a Molnar Funeral Home) in Wyandotte, MI, with final internment at the Michigan Memorial Cemetery in Huron Township, MI.
Johney was a very interesting man who we enjoyed listening to what he had to say. He always had a good word to say about everybody. He was a “Grizz”, tough on the outside, but a marshmallow on the inside. Johney was quick to laugh especially when he would wake himself up with his snoring. Johney loved his grandkids and was the WORLD’s Greatest “Papa”. Family always came first to him and was a very patient teacher with his grandkids. He would rather owe you than cheat you out of what he owed. Johney also would thank you until your better paid.
Johney was “Antiques-R-Us”, always pursuing antiques and collecting them. Made sure to save everything so he could fix anything he needed to. He was a CB enthusiast known as the “Flying Dutchmen”. We all will remember him as being a great teacher whether that meant teaching us how to save money and spend it or being the best card game teacher there was. He always knew a good moonshine and loved his sweets a true “Chocoholic”. Johney loved to listen to Bluegrass music. He was a great cook at deer camp and was a “One-Hander” Euchre player.
Johney absolutely loved to travel and camp. His favorite trip was going on a cruise in Alaska. He loved watching boats at Sandsprit Park in Florida and also ones on the Detroit River. Besides watching boats he was a great pontoon boat driver as well. He loved fishing especially loved Lake Erie perch fishing. Johney always had the desire to own a 1959 Pink Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz.