James Thomas Judge (95)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: August 28, 1924
Death: December 31, 2019

James Thomas Judge, 95, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. He was born August 28, 1924, in Mt. Erie, Illinois, the son of Jesse and Alice (Shaw) Judge. He married Dorothy Mosbarger on February 25, 1946, and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2011.

James was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville and was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. In his younger years, he and his wife, Dorothy, enjoyed square dancing, line dancing and ballroom dancing. Mr. Judge worked for many years as custodian for the Grayville school system. He was also a farmer and oil well pumper. In his leisure time, he enjoyed wood working and wood carving.

Survivors include sons, Roy (Vickie) Judge of Burke, Virginia, Bruce (Nancy) Judge of Pacheco, California, Dennis (Deanna) Judge, Larry “Chip” (Michelle) Judge, all of Grayville; grandchildren Dennis Judge, Jr., Jimmy (Lindsey) Judge, Steven (Erin) Judge, Jaime Judge, Jacob Judge; great grandchildren Connor Judge, Will Judge, Lucy Judge, Jaxon Bell.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Virgil, Lincoln, Elmer and Norman Judge; sisters Mary Grubbs, Louella Johnson, Bernice Price.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, January 3, 2020, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is 11 am to 1 pm and funeral is at 1pm. Burial with military rites is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Linda E. White Hospice House, 611 Harriet Street, Evansville, Indiana 47710 and will also be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel - Grayville - Friday, January 3, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel - Grayville -Friday, January 3, 2020, 1 pm
Burial: With Military Rites - Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Linda E. White Hospice House, 611 Harriet Street, Evansville, IN 47710

13 thoughts on “James Thomas Judge”

  1. Edra Bullock Case

    The Judges were our neighbors on Water Street when we lived there in the 50’s-60’s. Nicest people on the planet and went to school with the twins. Jim was one heck of a nice guy and he raised his family in the same way. So very sorry for your loss, and ours. He was one of a kind, as was your lovely Mom. GODSPEED, JIM!

  2. The passing of Uncle Jimmy, the last of the Jesse Judge generation is a sad milestone to everyone in the family. They were a part of the “Greatest Generation” this country has ever known, bringing us through both the “Great Depression” and World War 2. They are role models for their descendants.
    Larry Judge

  3. I will always remember Mr. Judge as a nice person to Grayville students. He quietly went about his daily work yet always acknowledged us as students. Sympathy & prayers for peace go out to the Judge family esp my class of ’69 friends Bruce & Dennis.

  4. Mr. Judge was such a nice man. He always treated us students with respect. Prayers for all of the family. Thinking especially of my classmates Bruce and Dennis.

  5. Thomas W. Butler

    Many great memories of his kindness while working at the school. Raised a terrific family. Very proud of him and all of them. Very difficult losing a father, and he will never be forgotten by many small town friends.

  6. Mr. Judge was a long time Member of the Grayville VFW & American Legion. He is a WWII Vet. He always told me some good stories of the Navy. I remember 1 time I think I got a tear in his eye when I told him “Thank You for your Service” Fore: I could not do what I do today, If you hadn’t done what you did in your day.
    Chris Hatcher
    Grayville VFW
    Post 2606 Commander

  7. He will always be remembered for the sweet smile and friendly hello he bestowed on each of the students he met. He and his wife were both kind and the type of people you cherish in your memories. So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Michelle, Chip and family, condolences to all of you as I know this is a very difficult loss for you. He sounded like a wonderful man. I’m sorry that I can’t be with you today. Prayers for all of you.

  9. Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. It’s pretty obvious from others comments that he was a great man and I know you thought a lot of him. Take care.

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