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Memorial Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday June 21st, 2021

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Jay Norman Rudd

Jay Norman Rudd Sr., 83 went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at Wilkerson Funeral Home Monday, June 21, 2021, at 2PM with Rev. Eddie Hill officiating.

Jay was born in Guilford County to the late N.C “Dock” Rudd and Stell Rollins Rudd. He attended Lees-McRae College. He was a farmer and a truck driver for J.P Stevens and Ryder Trucking; he finished his career working for the N.C. D.O.T. He was a lifetime member of the Monticello United Church of Christ and attended Sharon United Methodist Church while vacationing at Holden Beach. Jay is known for reaching out to family and friends consistently, especially during times of strife. He rarely met a stranger and loved all things western; he was happiest with his horses and farming but most of all he loved his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by, his sister, Sue Rudd Boelte.

Jay is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol Sibbett Rudd; children, LTC. Jay Norman Rudd Jr. USA. RTD (Cynde), Capt. Stephen Miles Rudd, MD. USPHS. RTD. (Holly), Malissa Rudd Altizer (Tim); 7 grandchildren, 1 niece and 2 nephews as well as a large and loving group of extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Monticello United Church of Christ Building fund at PO BOX 496, Brown Summit, NC 27214 or Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue Network at 8653 NC-65, Stokesdale, NC 27357

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Carol, I am so sorry that Jay passed away. We can take comfort in knowing we will see our love ones again. You are in my prayers!

Sylvia Woodard Jun 21 2021 3:38 PM

Malissa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Just by watching the slideshow pictures, you can see just how bright Jays life and spirit shined. His love for his family shows. Prayers. :pray::skin-tone-2:

Christi Cox Jun 18 2021 11:03 PM

Thank you, Kim

Carol Rudd Jun 14 2021 10:36 PM

Thanks, Dora. Jay and I enjoyed your daily lesson in living and serving God. Love, Carol

Carol Rudd Jun 14 2021 10:35 PM

Thank you, Dora. Jay enjoyed your daily lesson in living and serving God. I usually read it to him. Love, Carol

Carol Rudd Jun 14 2021 10:33 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss of Jay. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and the family. Dora W. Adams

Dora W. Adams Jun 10 2021 3:43 PM

Though I will miss seeing Jay from time to time, listening to his wisdom I am elated to know he has his eternal wings and suffers no more. Jay was a great friend. Tim Brande

Tim Brande Jun 10 2021 12:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jay Rudd

Kim Terry Jun 9 2021 7:23 PM

We are so sorry to hear about Jay we meet him years ago when we lived in Brown Summit on Meadow Green Rd. He will be greatly missed. I would see him at the Post Office and we would always stop a talk and he would also ask about James. We will be praying for his family during this difficult time. James and Diane Ratliff

Diane Ratliff Jun 8 2021 12:28 PM

Jays friendship goes way back with the Troxler family. He was such a good friend/neighbor to my late grandparents, my parents and my husband. ( me too). He will be missed. Sending love and sympathy to all the family during this difficult time.

Alice Simpson Jun 7 2021 12:00 PM