Jerry Davis Judkins

68 year old Jerry Davis Judkins of McMinnville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a DeKalb County native, a graduate and star athlete at Dibrell High School, a retired nurseryman, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. David J. Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Judkins family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Elzie Brown Judkins and a daughter, Paula Jean Judkins. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Gonzalez Judkins of McMinnville; his mother, Katie Davis Judkins Young of McMinnville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Morris Hobbs, Connie and Tooter Bell all of McMinnville, and Rene and Michael Henderson of Flower Mound, Texas; a step-son and his wife, Alberto (Lailo) and Elena Mendez; a step-daughter, Viridiana (Viri) Gonzalez; a brother, Jack Judkins of McMinnville; grandchildren, Ben, Brad and Amy Hobbs, Alexandria Bell, and Catherine Jean (C.J.) Henderson; step-grandchildren, Alexis, Elena Nicole, and Edwin Mendez, and Marvin Gonzalez; a niece and her husband Jackie and Wayne Ray, and many other friends and family members. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

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