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Decatur ~ Judge Melton David Cude, 65, went to be with our Lord Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Funeral Service is 2:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Dr. David Lowrie will officiate.
Melton was born June 22, 1955 to Milvern Leslie and Margaret Ann (Gettys) Cude in Decatur, Texas. He was united in marriage October 9, 1982 to Billie Arlena Hesteande in Decatur, Texas. Melton graduated Texas A&M/Baylor Law School, and joined the law firm Woodruff, Fostel, Wren, and Simpson, working there for about 6 ½ years. He went on to be the County Court of Law Place 1 Judge for many years. Melton was in the National Guard for 8 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. He was a Scout leader while David was in the Boy Scouts and a member of the Decatur Rotary Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Arlena Cude of Decatur; his son, David Cude and wife Kristen of Denton; his daughter, Amy Casares and husband Noe of Decatur; his grandchildren, Evanglynhnn and Nehemiah Casares of Decatur, and Jireh Grace Cude of Denton; his brother, Murray Cude of Decatur; 1 niece, several cousins; his father-in-law, J.L. Hesteande of Decatur; and a host of friends.
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