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Mason Scott Hudkins, 67, passed away on Oct. 1, 2016.
Scott was born in Philippi, the youngest child of Richard D. Hudkins and Nellie Pauline Hudkins.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha K. Hudkins, and daughter, Holly R. Hudkins. In addition, he is survived by his mother, Nellie Pauline Hudkins; one brother and sister-in law, Richard D. Hudkins Jr. and Deb Hudkins; one sister and brother-in-law, Etta June Upton and Austin Upton; one sister, Eva Jane Hudkins; nieces, Jill Robbins, Heather England and Jamie Upton; nephew, Darrin Hudkins; and mother-in-law, Martha Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. Hudkins, and his father-in-law, Glenn Henderson.
Scott enjoyed a 30-year career in the restaurant industry, achieving many notable awards and forming friendships that survive to today. He then re-invented himself as a real estate investor which kept him busy for the last 20 years. His interest in real estate began in childhood during family games of Monopoly. In 1978, he and his brother built a home for his parents where his mother still resides. Subsequently, he invested in several properties in Marion County. He also led a team to help his father-in-law achieve his vision for developing properties, and assisted his sister with renovating a property.
Early in life, he became a Master Mason, was a member of Acacia Lodge 157 and achieved 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite, Valley of Morgantown.
Of all of his experiences, his role as "Dad" was the single most positive life-changing event of his life. He cherished his childhood memories growing up in Barbour County, living on a farm, playing Little League and high school baseball, going to church and forming many life-long friendships. He concluded his high school baseball days at Glennville High School, then moved to Fairmont, where he took up boating and skiing on the Tygart Valley River and continued the family tradition of gardening. His tomato crop this year was among the best. His favorite sport in recent years was golf.
Friends and family may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Gene Day officiating. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery, in Barbour County, alongside his beloved father, where they will be joined by his mother. Acacia Lodge 157 will perform masonic rights at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to domicofhinc@aol.com.
Published on October 2, 2016
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