Judson Knapp Rea, III, of Greensboro and formerly of Carthage passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 just three days before his 97th birthday.
Born in Norfolk, VA September 9, 1925 he was the only child born to the late Judson K. Rea, Jr. and Hazel Summerlin Rea. Jud served our country in the US Navy during WWII and later settled in Carthage where he raised his family. He began his working years as a television repairman in Carthage for several years. He also worked and retired as a vocational teacher with Moore County Schools where he taught electrical engineering to students at Union Pines, North Moore and Pinecrest high schools.
He was a long time member of the Carthage A.F. & A.M. #181 Masonic Lodge and a founding member of the Carthage Rescue Squad where he served as the first captain. In 2005 he and his wife Grace Preslar Rea retired to WhiteStone- A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro.
In addition to his wife Grace he is survived by two sons Henry J. Rea and wife Susanna of Carthage and Walter Rea and wife Donna of Raeford; two grandchildren Zachary and Joshua Rea.
The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Carthage United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Bolyard officiating. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Carthage Fire and Rescue, 4396 US-501, Carthage, NC 28327.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Rea family.
Online condolences may be posted at PinesFunerals.com.