A memorial service for Ernest E. "Ernie" Hudnall, will be on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church in Austin with the Rev. Gordon Smith officiating.
Inurnment will follow in Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend Church. Arrangements are under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Ernie Hudnall, 92, a retired supervisor for 36 years with Amoco Oil Co., went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Tyler.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Burkburnett and remained in that area until his enlistment into the United States Army. Ernie joined on Jan. 5, 1940, to serve with the 1st Infantry Division in North Africa. He fought battles in Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. After his service, Ernie was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal with 8 Bronze Stars, the Bronze Star Medal for the 1st U.S. Infantry Division, the Distinguished Unit Badge, the American Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Society of the 1st Infantry Division. He was also a member of Woods Baptist Church in Tyler.
Ernie is survived by his loving family including his wife, Jewell Deen Hudnall; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Ann and Ronald Breaux, of Nacogdoches; grandson, Scott Revia, of Hobbs, N.M. His second family includes his stepdaughter and son-in-law, Carmon and Rick Paez; grandson, Chuck Bell and his wife Denise; granddaughter, Tara Crone; great-grandchildren, Alston, Raegen and Russ Crone; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
Stewart Family Funeral Home
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway Tyler, TX 75703
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 17, 2014