William “Wild Bill” Travis Hudson, 45, of Granite City, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.
He was born July 1, 1970, in Granite City, the son to Patricia (Poole) Hudson of Hickory, Ky., and the late James “Jim” Hudson.
Wild Bill was a self-employed tattoo artist and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by fiancee, Vicki (Denbow) Copeland of Granite City; two daughters, Kaylenn Hudson of Waterloo and Emilee Copeland of Granite City; three sons, Trevor Hudson of Waterloo, and Mark Copeland and Kacey Copeland, both of Granite City; a granddaughter, Olivia Copeland; two brothers, Bryan (Becky) Hudson of Afton, Mo., and Ronald Hudson of Hickory, Ky.; and a sister, Payla Babbs of Fulton, Ky.
The family will hold a memorial gathering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Cottage Hills VFW, 121 South Williams St., Cottage Hills, IL 62018.
Memorials may be made to his gofundme page.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.