Passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Grand Rapids. Dave was born December 16, 1947 in Sturgis, the son of the late Clifford and Genevieve Hudson. Dave graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1966 and then went on to graduate from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's and eventually his master's degree in education. He served as a teacher and coach his entire career at Gobles High School, retiring after 33 years of dedicated service. Dave was inducted into the MHSAA football and baseball coaches halls of fame. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and almost anything outdoors. More than anything Dave cherished his family and time spent together. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Karen; 3 children, Melissa (Steve) Schmidt, Celeste Hudson and Matthew (Amy) Hudson; grandchildren, Genna, Hunter, and Logan; brother, Clifford (Jeanine) Hudson; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; 2 brothers, Arlen and Roland "Gus" Hudson. The family will meet friends on Friday, June 1st from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Gobles Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will take place Saturday, June 2, 11 AM at the Gobles Middle School Gym. Interment will take place at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Gobles Public Schools Foundation.