Toby Lee Hudson, the son of John Leslie and Donna Jean (Freeman) Hudson, was born May 14, 1975, in Akron, Ohio. Toby attended Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, graduating in 1993. He attended Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts in 1997.
In 1993, Toby met Sonia Hernandez and they became the parents of one son, Jacob, in 1995. In 2000, Toby was united in marriage to Celeste Holt in Rock Port. Toby became stepdad to Rhett Noland. They later divorced.
Toby worked in food service for 31 years. He served as a manager for Trail’s End, Rock Port, and a chef at Horseshoe Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Toby then was a general manager for Dairy Queen, Council Bluffs, and later was employed by Texas Roadhouse, Council Bluffs, as a hot food cook.
Toby enjoyed watching cooking shows, attending concerts with friends, and playing video games. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and son, Jacob. Toby passed away Friday, August 26, 2022, at his home in Council Bluffs, at the age of 47.
Toby was preceded in death by his stepson, Rhett Noland, and brother, John Hudson, Jr. Survivors include son, Jacob (Emily Frazier) Hudson, St. Joseph, Missouri; parents, John Leslie and Donna Jean Hudson, Watson, Missouri; sisters, Brandy (Jeremy Smyser) Bailey, Watson, and Gina (Jason) Hendrix, Tarkio, Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside service and inurnment will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at High Creek Cemetery, Watson. There is no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Toby Hudson Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.