World War II Navy veteran Jesse R. Hudgens, 93, died Saturday at Wichita. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Zeiner Funeral Home.
Hudgens was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Carrollton, Missouri, to Jesse and Thelma Oliver Hudgens. He grew up in Arkansas City and married Sarah Swan on Nov. 1, 1951, at Bentonville, Arkansas. She died in 1992. An infant grandson also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: a son, Bradley Hudgens, of Wichita; a sister, Beatrice Doughtry, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; two grandsons and a great-grandson.
A memorial has been established with the Disabled American Veternas.