Donald Bruce Judah, Sr.

Born: Tue., Mar. 1, 1938
Died: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. Donald Bruce Judah, Sr., age 79, of Waycross, died Thursday evening (12/7/17) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.

Born March 1, 1938 in Columbus, Georgia, he was son of the late Ewell Wade and Irma Inez McDaniel Judah. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired following 33 years of service and then entered a career in law enforcement. He retired following 17 years of service as a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  He was a member of the Chipley Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn (Lyn) Tucker Judah, of Waycross; his son, Donald Bruce Judah, Jr. (wife Angie) of Jacksonville, FL; his daughter, Lisa Dowling of Waycross; his grandchildren, Suzanne Winge (husband Michael) of Waycross, Brian Judah (wife Leslie) of Ty Ty, GA, Brandon Dowling (wife Courtney) of Brunswick, Bradley Judah (wife Caroline), Bethany Judah, and Bayley Judah, all of Jacksonville, FL, and Kevin Hadaway (wife Emily) of Offerman; 5 great grandchildren, Mallory, Makayla, Ava, Makenzie, Pinah, Tristan, and Fletcher; 2 sisters, Carolyn Western of Chipley, FL and Barbara Gay (husband G.B.) of Opp, Alabama; his brother, Wade Judah (wife Frances)of Fort Waldon, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place at 10 AM on Thursday (12/14/17) in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at the Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2 PM with military honors.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Sun December 10, 2017
I'm very sorry to read of the loss of your dear loved one. It's so hard to lose someone we love. God promises mankind a resurrection hope and a time when death will be no more - (John 5:28,29; Rev 21:4.) It is my hope your family finds the strength to endure these days ahead. May the God of all hope and comfort be with you now and always. (2 Cor 1:3,4)
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Betty Ann Williams Braccken
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
I was so deeply sorry to hear that Donald had passed. I went to school with him in Chipley
for many years and he was a very good friend and a gentleman. I always appreciate the
young man he was. Some people you remember that came into your life and he was one
of them. May God Bless all of you. Rest in peace my friend.

Connie Brown Poppy
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Mr. Don left a remarkable imprint on my heart, all the way back to Baldwin Florida days, and then when I moved to Chipley and found him here as well!!! He was such a funny, caring, individual. I will never forget him and the service he gave to our wonderful country!

Allen Register
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Don's death. Don served with me as Bailiff when I was County Judge in Washington County. He was always professional, caring and very attentive to his duties. In addition, Don made my family (especially my sons) and me feel that he truly cared about us as individuals. Don was truly a blessing in my life. His family will be in my prayers.

Connie Smith Kowitz
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
This is very sad news to read,he always had a smile whenever I saw him and showed true love to all he met. I am thankful that I got to call him friend.

Zelda Howle
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Dear Mrs. Judah (Lyn),

I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Don's passing. I just love ya'll so much and loved when you came to the nursing home. He was such a joy to be around.

Love you so much!


Russell Cole
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
A good man, a patriot, always had a smile on his face. We worked together, but more than that, we were friends. My condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ms Fisher
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
John 5:28,29
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth;

Dennis and Jeannie Speight
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Mrs Judah, Dennis and I worked with Don with the Washington County Sheriff’s Dept.
We have moved back to the Tampa Bay Area and heard the news today.
We are just so sorry and there are never any words except the comfort
Of knowing we will all see Don again one day in Heaven. Don was one
Of the finest and I remember you as well, such a lovely Lady. Thoughts
And prayers to all your family. Don always spoke how proud he was of his Military and
Law Enforcement career. God Bless you all.

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