87 year old G.W. (Buddy) Judkins of Smithville died Thursday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born August 2, 1926 to his parents, the late Grady Wilson and Lillie Dale Judkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 Sisters, Rose Judkins, Vada Davis, Dimple Hale, Inez Taylor, Imogene Page; 1 Brother, James Judkins. Buddy was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Short Mountain Masonic Lodge. He is survived by 4 Children, Kathy Judkins Withers of Mt. Vernon, IL, Buddy Morris (Vicki Payne) Judkins of Brentwood, Beth Judkins Bouldin of McMinnville and Kristi Judkins (William) Walter of LaVergne; 7 Grandchildren Anthony White, Christopher Judkins, Nathan (Tara) Cantrell, Brandy Gilley-Ledford, Wilson Gilley, Nathan Burkitt and Leslie Burkitt; 7 Great-Grandchildren, Cassidy White, Kieran White, T.J. Finoti, Aidan Reed Cantrell, Emery River Cantrell, Aubrey Reign Gilley and Conner Ledford; Wife, Linda Judkins of Smithville; 3 Sisters, Margaret Cripps of Miamisburgh, OH, Claudia Bain of Detroit, MI, Helen (Carmel) Maxwell of Baxter, TN; 2 Brothers, Douglas (Peggy) Judkins of Hendersonville, NC and Richard (Patsy) Judkins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, May 4, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Fabron Nicholson and Bro. Billy Hale burial to follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 4:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.