Charles A. Hudson of Riverhead died on Oct. 5, 2021 at Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverhead. He was 88 years old.

He was born on May 1, 1933 in Georgia to Samuel and Ethel (Baggs) Hudson.

He worked at an automotive engineer at Plum Island and Suffolk OTB in Riverhead. He was a member of Goodwill AME Zion Church, Clearview Civic Association and NAACP. His hobbies included spending time with family and friends, cars and dressing sharply.

He was predeceased by his sons Keith Liggon and Gavin and brother James D. He is survived by his wife Jean (Boyd), children LaToya Brown of Bellport and Roger Brown of California, brother Samuel of North Carolina and several grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery.