Judson Richard Lively
July 9th, 1929 ~ January 8th, 2008
Richard "Jud" Lively, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather, passed away at his home the morning of Monday, Jan. 7,
2008, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Eleventh Avenue Church in Mineral Wells. Pastor R.B. Shiflet and Pastor Charles Mays will officiate. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Allen, Joshua Lively, Jordan Lively, Chris Harris and Jason Womboldt.
He was born July 9, 1929, in Beecher City, Ill., the son of Judson Carey and Eva Davis Lively. He married Kathryn Ann Fox Lively on Dec. 21, 1947, in Shelbyville, Ill., and they had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Jud is in heaven now, for he trusted in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. "Weeping may endure for a season, but joy cometh in the morning."
Jud worked at General Dynamics in Fort Worth as a tool designer for 18 years before his retirement in 1995. It was his great joy to work with Pastor R.B. Shiflet and his friends at Eleventh Avenue Church in Mineral Wells, where he was the assistant pastor for several years. Jud touched many lives with his kind and gracious manner. He had many interests, the result of his boundless curiosity. He loved to paint and draw and take care of his property outside Weatherford, where he had lived since 1985. What he loved the most, however, was studying and teaching others about God's word.
He was preceded in death by his five brothers and sisters.
Survivors: His wife, Kathryn Ann "Kate" Lively of Weatherford; children, Dr. Eva Jeane Harris of Jonesboro, Ark., Judson Bruce Lively of Weatherford, Audrey Jill Lively of Houston, Joel Conrad Lively of Fort Worth and Jeffrey Lively of Crowley; grandchildren, Christian Harris and Emily and Lauren Kleinshmidt, Joshua Lively, Jason Womboldt, Jordan Lively, Jeff Allen and Stacy Allen Webster; great-grandchildren, Sophie Webster, Christopher and Michael Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/9/2008.