Judith Ann Echols


Judith Ann Smith Echols went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2019. Judy was born on January 16, 1945, in El Paso, Texas, to Virgil and Louise Smith. She married the love of her life, Truman Dale Echols, on June 22, 1963. Truman passed away on July 27, 2005, and since that day Judy lived heartbroken for 14 years and 14 days.
Judy graduated from Calvin High School in 1963. She worked for First National Bank in McAlester for 38 years.
Judy and Truman never had biological children, however she was JuJu to many. She loved children and would have made an outstanding mother. She faithfully taught Sunday school and kept the nursery for numerous years. She had a tremendous impact on young people for numerous generations. She faithfully served her Lord. Her daily scripture texts and words of encouragement were sent to many. She never missed an opportunity to invite someone to church.
Judy is survived by her mother, Louise Smith, of the home; her sister, Gina Simmons and husband, James, of Calvin; niece, Ginger Holliman and husband, Robert, of Oklahoma City, and her brother in-law, James Mayo, of Grand Prairie, Texas. Additionally, she is survived by two sisters-in-law, one brother in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, her church family, and her clinic family.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Echols; father, Virgil Smith, and sister, Susan Smith Mayo.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, at First Baptist Church of Calvin with Brother Kurtis Stoll officiating, assisted by Brother Tim Green. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Clinic of Calvin, P.O. Box 37, Calvin, OK, 74531, and Calvin Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 32, Calvin, OK, 74531.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the church.
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Published on August 13, 2019
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