Wagener council member John Quincy Hudson Jr. passed away on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the age of 72.

Born March 6, 1941, in Wagener, Hudson stayed close to home throughout his life and accomplished a great deal in Aiken County.

After graduating from A.L. Corbett Public School second in his class in 1959, Hudson graduated with honors from Voorhees Junior College in Denmark in 1961.

After earning his degree, Hudson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. When he returned to Aiken County, he worked for the Aiken County School District as a social worker and worked for Aiken County Head Start.

“His contributions cannot possibly be measured,” said Wagener Mayor Mike Miller. “He’d look out for anybody, make kids do right and probably coached every kid in this town for a long period of time. I think the best way to sum it up is that he always made time for anyone.”

During his time working in the school district, Hudson took another path and won a seat on the Wagener Town Council in 1973. His long-standing term will not technically be over until Nov. 5.

Hudson’s other accomplishments include serving as mayor pro tem, serving as an executive board member of A.L. Corbett Alumni Chapter, receiving a Silver Crescent Award from the state of South Carolina, and many others.

Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the A.L. Corbett Auditorium, located at 10 A.L. Corbitt Circle in Wagener.