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James Thomas Judge

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.  

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 Lincoln, Elmer, Virgil 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.