Fredrick Eugene Judy, age 81, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
He was born March 24, 1941, in Ft. Scott, the son of Fredrick Samuel Judy and Anna Georgia Downing Judy. Fred married Christina M. Cook on December 30, 1972, at Ft. Scott. In earlier years, Fred had worked at Klein Tools in Moran, Kansas and later Labconco in Ft. Scott. He also owned and operated his own trash service. Fred later took a job with the USD #234 where he worked as a custodian and as a bus driver. He worked full time for the school district for over twenty-five years. At the time of his death, he was still driving the pre-school bus for the U-234 pre-school program where his young passengers affectionately referred to his as “Mr. Fred”.
Fred enjoyed helping others and serving his community. He had served for a time as a Bourbon County Commissioner. He enjoyed carpentry work and camping. Fred loved spending time and traveling with his family. He especially enjoyed taking trips to Branson. Fred put his faith in the Lord and was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Chris, of the home; six children, Debra Merritt (Wayne) of Warsaw, Missouri, Carol Judy of Franklin, Kansas, David Judy (Cindy) of Cherokee, Kansas, Donna Castellani (Robert) of Pittsburg, Kansas, Tim Judy of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Brian Judy (Amanda) of Carl Junction, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law, Misty Judy of Warsaw, Missouri, and a sister, Edith Hixon of Ft. Scott.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Samuel Judy, Tony Doan and Christopher Judy and two sisters, Thelma Bulla and Ruth Dunckhorst.
Pastor Larry Stevicks will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 14th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Orum Cemetery south of Redfield, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.