Billy Ray Hudspeth, 89, of Lovell, passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2021. Bill was born on April 8, 1932, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas to Harold Theodore and Elsie Mumma Hudspeth.
On May 21, 1956, Bill married his sweetheart Patsy Brimhall in Billings, Montana. They were later sealed on October 7, 1959, in the Salt Lake Temple.
Bill graduated from Greybull High School and from Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, MO. He served in the Army and graduated from the U.S. Southwestern Signal School at Camp Gordon, GA. He was assigned to Anchorage, AK, where he worked as a High-Speed Communication Operator. After the army, he was employed by the C.B. & Q Railroad as an operator. He spent his life career working for the railroad in Thermopolis, Lovell, Frannie, and Greybull.
One of Bill’s greatest joys was loving and supporting his family spending time with them in their various activities and hobbies.
Bill enjoyed playing the drums and playing basketball and baseball in his younger days. All his life he enjoyed hiking, hunting, shooting, dancing and fishing. One great accomplishment he enjoyed was completing the WY Native Cutthroat Trout Cutt-Slam in 2012.
Over the years Bill served in many church callings and loved his time of 20 years serving in the Billings Temple.
Bill loved the youth and loved supporting their football, basketball and volleyball games. He was loved by many and will be missed.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Patsy, son David, sister Betty, his parents, and daughter-in-law Carol.
Bill is survived by his children: Karen (Randy) Ashcraft of Rexburg, Idaho, Wayne Hudspeth of Lovell, Wyoming, and Stacy (Kent) Hessenthaler of Thermopolis, Wyoming; 14 Grandchildren and 22 Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Lovell LDS Stake Center at 10:00 a.m. Viewing/Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Lovell Cemetery.
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