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Tony Sawyer Hudgins

July 15, 1946 — May 22, 2024

Tony Sawyer Hudgins

Tony Sawyer Hudgins was born on July 15, 1946, in Charleston, South Carolina, to George and Flora Lee Hudgins and passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Shreveport at the age of 77. He spent most of his career in management with Walmart and later designed geothermal systems.

After a catastrophic spinal cord injury during an accident in 2014, Tony’s determination to resume an active life and his perseverance were a source of inspiration to many. Tony was an exemplar of never giving up, no matter how difficult one’s circumstances or physical limitations were.

Tony was passionate about classic cars and was a fixture at local car shows. He owned many sports and classic cars in his lifetime. His most recent project was a ‘56 Ford Truck Street Rod, which was featured in several car enthusiast magazines. After it became too difficult for Tony to attend car shows in person, he wrote a weekly email to his friends detailing the car shows in the region for them to attend with their cars.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Jeanne Hudgins, of Shreveport, and his loving son, Alan Hudgins, of Memphis, Tennessee.

A visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St. in Shreveport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Monsignor Earl V. Provenza and Reverend Father Raney Johnson at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the Cathedral of St John Berchmans, 939 Jordan St. in Shreveport, where Tony was a faithful parishioner.

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Past Services


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport Marshall

1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA 71101

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Berchmans Cathedral

939 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101

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