Murray Bruce Hudson

Murray Bruce Hudson, 74, of West Columbia, SC, husband of Lynn Loyd Hudson, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021. He was born on February 9, 1947 in West Columbia to the late Henry Murray Hudson Jr. and Theresa Hudson Awtrey.

Buddy was a 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a BS in Business Administration, and also a 1974 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, with a Master’s in Public Health. He graduated from Brookland Cayce High School in 1965 and joined the National Guard during Vietnam War, with a certificate for best soldier achievement training 1968. He served for and retired from DHEC as Director of Vital Public Health Statics from 1971-2006, IRB Administrator and Public Health Statistics and Information Services from 1971-2006, and continued in special research capacity thru 2013. He was a member of Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society Theta chapter from 1980-1991, President of SCPHA Government Council from 1986-87, and a member from 1984-87.

He taught Vital Statistics at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and consulted on site in Guatemala, and also Sierra Leone, West Africa for the WHO (World Health Organization). Also a member of National Center for Health and International Institute of Vital Registration and Statistics in 1994, receiving National Vital Statistics Systems Award and Special Achievement in GIS Health Biostatistics Certificate in Excellence in NAPHSIS Vital Records and Public Health Salt Lake City, UT.

In his personal life, he loved reading, Bible study, camping, running, hiking, being a Harley Davidson Club member rider and enthusiast, spending time at Folly Beach, Disney World, and with his beautiful wife and family.

In addition to his loving wife of 31 years, he is survived by his sister Camille Hudson Vaiden (Tommy); daughter, Camille Evelyn Hudson (Brent Muckleroy); and two sons, Steven Murray Hudson (Latonya), and Christopher Michael Hudson; stepson, Kenneth Walsh Davidson, Jr. (Tracy); and five grandchildren: Brier Hudson, Tristan Muckleroy, Eva Muckleroy, and step- grandchildren, William and Abigail Davidson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. The family will be receiving friends from 2:00-2:45 pm prior to the services at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Harmony Collection for their exceptional care and support to all.