Nearly 350 people visited Eagle Crest Airport May 24 to honor and remember businessman and philanthropist Joe Hudson, a true American success story. Joe had a rags-to-riches story. He came from humble beginnings to be one of the most successful businessmen in Delaware.
In 1986, Joe was asked to join the board of directors of Beebe Hospital, where his passion for helping people was brought to the forefront. His service and generosity led to the naming of the Hudson Emergency Wing in 2008.
His many acts of philanthropy were often done anonymously. He helped the people and causes he valued with no desire for recognition. “He helped people because he could,” said grandson Abraxas Hudson.
After the service, Hudson’s daughter Susie held his urn as she flew with pilot Jeff Chorman in the Stearman that Hudson had given to Chorman’s father, Allen. They made a few circles around the Hudsons’ property as the attendees cheered from below.