June 28, 2020
Jerry Bruce Judkins age 79, of Smithville passed away Friday June 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 1, 1940 to his parents the late James Bruce and Paloma Beasley Judkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sons, Glenn Crook and Gary Crook; brothers, Steve Judkins and Jim Judkins; grandson, David Crook. Mr. Judkins worked as an Nurseryman and was a member of The Old Fashion Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Judkins is survived by his wife, Nettie Lou Certain Judkins of Smithville; children, Renee Judkins, Marie Therse Judkins, Jerry B. (Mimi) Judkins all of Michigan, Eric (Denna) Judkins of Smithville, Brenda (Frank) Bratcher of Carthage, and Bro. Billy (Ofelia) Crook of Smithville. Visitation will be Monday June 29, 2020 at 10:A.M. until 2:P.M. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday June 29, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Bratcher and Bro. Billy Crook officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks allowed in the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral is in charge of arrangements.