Runner, age 73, passed away from cancer at home while surrounded by his family on August 25, 2016. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m., Friday, September 2 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. His funeral will begin at 2.
He was born August 11, 1943 in Des Moines, the son of Leonard Hudson, Sr. and Edith Henderson. Runner had worked at AMF prior to it closing, for Git-n-Go, and most recently had worked for the Des Moines Public Schools. He was a member of NCOWS and SASS Cowboy Groups. Runner will be remembered as a true old west cowboy proficient with bullwhips, guns, and playing the juice harp. But he rode his motorcycle instead of a horse.
Runner was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Anna Robinson and Beverly Allen.
Runner is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; children: Leonard Hudson III, Dollie Hudson, Yvette Hudson, Veronica Hudson, Theresa Hudson, Inez Manuel, Tiffany Cussen and Runner Lee Hudson; brother: Russell Allen (Glendora) of Richmond, MO; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family, for a charity that they will choose at a later date.