Herschel Hudson of Bethany Beach passed away suddenly on July 16, 2022 with his daughters by his side at Atlantic General Hospital. He was born in Hudson’s Crossroads, Roxana on Sept. 16, 1927, son of the late Harry and Gertrude Hudson.

Herschel retired from J Conn Scott Furniture in Selbyville after 50 plus years of service. He enjoyed being around people and quickly made friends. He was one of Bay View Park’s longest-lived residents moving there in the early 1970s. He will be remembered for countless things including his constant smile, daily bicycle rides through the park no matter the weather, frequent jokes/verbal puzzles, saying the alphabet backward, continued good humor, putting out crab pots and fish nets, frequent gift of fresh vegetables, and sharing his knowledge of the bay and the bird life in the area. Herschel was regarded by most residents as the unofficial “Mayor” of Bay View Park as he knew everyone and was always willing to help with anything.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the “love of his life” wife Edith Hudson (2016); his grandson, Christopher Scott (1994); brothers, Raymond Hudson, Chester Hudson and Harry Hudson; sisters, Mae Shockley, Alberta D’Lodovico and Orneva Tomlin.

He is survived by daughters, Carolyn Scott (Jerry) of Seaford and Barbara Hickman (Jack) of Dagsboro; grandchildren, Crystal Wolfgang (Chris), Skip Hickman and Rita Williams (Mike); great grandchildren, Blake Williams, Cody Wolfgang, Carly Wolfgang and Luke Williams and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, DE where a celebration of our parents will begin at 11 a.m.

We would like to thank everyone at Bay View Park for their support, food/meals and social gathering (how Dad loved their parties!) invitations to our parents. Thus, in lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the Bay View Park Association, in care of Deannie McGrady, 34892 Creek Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.