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James Roy Studdard

July 9, 1940 — April 10, 2024

James Roy Studdard passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 10, 2024. He was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, on July 9, 1940, and grew up in Clanton, Alabama.

After graduating from the University of Alabama, James married his college sweetheart, Carol Young, in 1964; they would have celebrated their 60th  wedding anniversary on September 19 of this year. James ultimately settled with his family in Orange Park, Florida, in 1979. He enjoyed a lengthy career with Motors Insurance Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors. James was an active member of Orange Park United Methodist Church beginning in 1979. He enjoyed working with the James Boys organization at the church to build wheelchair ramps for those in need. 

In addition to his wife, Carol Young Studdard, James is also survived by his three daughters Laura Carol Studdard, Leigh Studdard Scales (Jeff) & Amy Studdard Walker (Brent Davis), grandchildren Hannah Scales, Grant Scales, Kaley Walker & Morgan Walker, sister Jearlyne Hargrove, brother-in-law Fred Thompson, sister-in-law Debbie Guenther (Paul), and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He is predeceased by his parents John Roy & Gillie Studdard and his sister Shelby Thompson.  

A celebration of James’s life will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 11:00 at Orange Park United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in James’s memory to either The James Boys organization at Orange Park Methodist Church or to the Orange Park Methodist Church Music Ministry.


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Celebration of Life

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Orange Park Methodist Church

2051 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Orange Park Methodist Church

2051 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

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