Raymond Adam Studdard, 95 of Gardendale, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WW II and fought in the European Theatre and the Battle of the Bulge. Raymond retired from E.I. Dupont Powder Plant where he manufactured Nitro Glycerin and later retired from Jefferson County where he worked in general services. After retirement he then entered the ministry where he served for many years still helping others. He really enjoyed being with his family, fishing and working his gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jessie Studdard; parents, Thomas and Eppie Studdard; brothers, Thurman Studdard and Victor Studdard. He is survived and will be greatly missed by sons, Phillip R. Studdard (Patti) and Randall A. Studdard; a daughter, Judy Studdard Beasley (Jake); brother, Solan Studdard; sister, Mary Edith Peets; grandchildren, Andrea Beasley Alford (Reid), Eric Beasley, Jonathan Studdard, David Studdard, Michael Studdard, Teresa Smith Howell and Russell Smith; great grandchildren, Brooks Beasley and Banks Beasley. Chapel funeral services will be Thursday, August 27 at noon with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Smith’s Chapel in Carbon Hill. The family would like to thank Gloyce Austin, a family friend and caregiver for her love and attention during his illness.
Published on  August 25, 2015