retired funeral director and former owner, Citty Funeral Home, Reidsville, North Carolina, died July 8, 2023, at age 93. Citty and brothers Price and Robert owned and operated Citty Funeral Home, where Judson was president. He worked there for 69 years, until age 91, making him one of the oldest active funeral directors in North Carolina.
Following the deaths of his brothers, Citty and son Russell, nephew Bruce and great-nephew Robert III, operated and managed the funeral home until Citty’s retirement in 2020.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany after World War II; a retired volunteer firefighter with the City of Reidsville, with 27 years of service; and a former member of Reidsville Lions Club. Citty served as chairman of the Cemetery Committee at Speedwell Presbyterian Church until his health declined and on numerous other committees over the years.
He is survived by wife Betty, son Russell L. “Rusty,” daughter Tina, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brother Hugh, special nephew Bruce and special great-nephew Robbie, both of whom he worked with at the funeral home for many years.