February 11, 1928 – November 7, 2013
Judson Minear went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Palm City, FL. He was born on February 11, 1928 in Jupiter, FL. He graduated from Jupiter High School and the University of Florida with a degree in agriculture, where he gained a commission as Second Lieutenant in the US Army R.O.T.C. He served on active duty from 1951 to 1953 including an assignment in Korea. He began his business career employed by the Pennock Plantation Dairy in Jupiter, FL. He later continued managing the dairy on Loop Road in Palm City, FL after it was bought by Pennwood Farm until retirement in the late 1980’s.
Judson was active in community service with the Martin County Water and Soil Conservation program, the Martin County Fair Association as President, the Farm Bureau, Martin County Cooperative Extension Service as Advisory Committee Chairman, 4H Clubs, Gideons International, most notably their prison ministry, and as a long-time leader in his church. He and his wife, Charlene, are members of the First United Methodist Church of Stuart, FL. In 1995, he received the Outstanding Agriculturist Award. In addition to all of that, he was a strong influence in the personal lives of many friends and acquaintances.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlene (Hardison) Minear; daughter, Malinda Wantland; son, Robert Minear and his wife, Yolanda; 4 grandchildren, Megan Wantland, Will Wantland, Jayson Cox, and Judson L. Minear.; two step-grandchildren, Colton and Weston Landis; two brothers, Lloyd O. Minear and Charles W. Minear and his wife, Madeline.
Judson was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd Vesper and Anna Pennock Laird Minear, and his brother, Nathan Laird Minear and his wife, Christine Kelly Minear.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church in Stuart, Florida. Interment will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:00PM at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, FL.
Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.
- Funeral Service Sunday, November 10, 2013
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November 25, 2013
Jud will be missed. From the days of the dairy to recent years running into him at the post office he always had a friendly smile. Such a great gentleman.
November 12, 2013
our deepest prayers are with all of your family . May God wrap his ever lasting love around each of you'll in your time of need.
I carry very fond memories of your family and know that Our Lord will always be with each of you'll
November 11, 2013
My prayers and sympathies are with Charlene and the family. It has been a few years since I have seen them but I will always remember the work that both Charlene and Judson did with the young people in Jupiter back in the 50's. He will be surely missed.
The Gideons International Martin County Camp
November 9, 2013
Jud was "one of a kind". He had a desire to share Christ to men, women, boys and girls. The prison ministry...schools, and anywhere needed by distributing God's Word through the Gideon ministry. He was a great prayer warrior. He will be missed.