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Melvin Julius “Jude” Firkin

Jude Firkin

September 2, 1923     ~     June 1, 2012

Melvin Julius “Jude” Firkin, 88, Glasgow, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Cumberland County, he was a son of the late James Melvin and Lydia Mae Janes Firkin. He was a retired farmer, having also retired as a truck driver for Southern States Cooperative in Glasgow. He was a member of Basil Chapel United Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran of WW II.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Hughes Firkin; two daughters, Pam Franklin and husband Randall of Horse Cave, and Donetta Doyle and husband Tim of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Jennifer Franklin of Bowling Green, Justin Franklin of Glasgow, Joshua Doyle, U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK, and Kathina Doyle of Glasgow; four great-grandchildren, Mason, Christian, Makenzie and Hunter Doyle; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Firkin and Jack Firkin.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in the Cave City Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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6 Entries for Melvin Julius “Jude” Firkin

  1. Richard & Carolyn Chambers says:

    Pam & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you, your Mother and your family in the loss of your Father. Our hope is that your good memories and faith will help you get through this difficult time. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Richard & Carolyn

  2. Kay & Alton Armstrong says:

    Aunt Bea, Pam & Family, Donetta & Family -
    Our deepest sympahty to you. We have been truly blessed to know Melvin and all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya’ll. Keeping the good memories with you will help get thru this time. I can’t help but think that Daddy, Mother and Melvin are in heaven having a good ole conversation about now. We love ya’ll!
    Alton & Kay, Wayne & Wanda, Don & Wanda

  3. Teresa Kitchens says:

    Donetta, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I am sorry to say that I won’t be able to be there with you during this time, but know that my heart is there, and I will be praying for you. Love you all.
    Teresa

  4. Howard & Jerry Kaye Taylor says:

    Jude has been my uncle since 1966 and he was Howard’s friend. He was a fine man. We will miss him. Love to you all……………

  5. martha paull says:

    Donetta,
    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know how hard it will be for you and your family. Take care and keep strong for the times you will miss your dad.
    Martha Paull

  6. faye and dickie hoover says:

    pam and donita i am so sorry for the passing of your dad . jude was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family love to you all