Age, 65 Smithville, TN resident, & DeKalb Co. native, Cecil Edward Judkins, was born 09-17-1950, & died 04-01-2016 from an extended illness, at St. Thomas-Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro, TN.
He was the son of Margaret Bennett Judkins Bain (Troy), of Smithville, TN, & Cecil Herbert Judkins (Dorothy) of Hazel Green, AL (formerly of Belk community of Dekalb Co., TN). In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by Paternal grandparents; Perry Green & Callie Pinegar Judkins; & Maternal grandparents; Robert Bennett & Lavonia Martin Bennett Evans (Robert), & Brother; Troy Edward Bain.
He is survived by Sister; Ponzella Judkins Redmon (Dwayne), Sons; Jamie Lee Judkins of McMinnville, TN, & John Baxter Judkins of Nashville, TN, Daughters; Jana Dell Judkins Lance (Troy), & Jeannie Linde Judkins Cook (Rob), Grandson; Graedan Judkins, of Morrison, TN, & several Step-grandchildren. Nephews; Walter Redmon, TJ Bain, & Dalton Bain, all of Smithville, TN, Nieces; Latroya key, of Sparta, TN, & Shana Key, Smithville, TN, & several great-nieces & nephews.
He was a former co-owner of Centertown Market, J & D Hardware & Warren Co. Speedway, & former employee of Genesco, Inc., Carrier Corp., Nissan MMC, Federal Mogul, & Tenneco.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
By request, Mr. Judkins will be cremated. A “Celebration of Life” service will be scheduled at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, Mr. Judkins would want donations made to ASPCA, or DeKalb Co. Animal Coalition.