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Joseph Hudspeth

Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Joseph Hudspeth , 71, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at his home.

Born Monday, December 1, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late William Hudspeth and the late Anne Jacobs.

Joseph was a pilot for Henson Airlines and Piedmont Airlines, he later retired from MCTC in 2015.He enjoyed history, especially studying World War II. He liked riding motorcycles and shooting.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Ruth E. Hudspeth; son, Alex J. Hudspeth and wife Abby of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, Shepard J. Hudspeth of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Terrie Lowe of Martinsburg, WV and Wendy Hudspeth of Pittsburgh, PA; two brothers, Steve Hudspeth and William Hudspeth both of Pittsburgh, PA.

Services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 4:30 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Dr. Renee Mackey officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Interment will be private.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Joe and I were good friends. We sat together every day at MCTC at roll call. We talked history and he loved telling me stories about flying. I'll miss him. He was an all around good person. I'm sorry for his family's loss.

Steven Shipley
Chestertown , Maryland

Sorry for your loss Ruth May God give you strength and comfort in this hard time. Love and prayers!

Sheila Swope
Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Ruth ... I am so sorry to just learn about Joe ... you were a special couple and I wish I was closer so I would have known and could have been there for you. Sending you love and special thoughts...

Jean Freeman
Kill Devil Hills, NC

I worked at Surrey Child Care Center when Alex attended. I always enjoyed talking to Mr. Hudspeth and I still have the Mickey Mouse from Disney. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Liz

Boonsboro , Maryland

So sorry for your loss. Joe was a good person.He could always tell a story that would put a smile on your face. R.I.P. brother.

Mark Keplinger
New Bern, NC

I am Ruth's younger sister here in Pittsburgh. I would have liked to be there in person today for her and Alex, but could not get there myself. I offer my sympathy and all my heart felt love and always will be available if Ruth needs to talk. Carole

Carole Brunner
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked with Joe at MCTC for 15 years and his personality and stories were always a big plus! A great man with a big heart! My deepest condolences to the family!

Kevin Wetzel
Greencastle, PA

Sorry for the loss. I worked with Joe at MCTC since 2008. Joe was always a good friend and a good officer. Rest In Peace my friend.

Hagerstown , Md

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