Judy Katherine Hargis, age 71, of Cookeville, departed this life January 13th, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late Jessie James Hargis and Dorean Rodgers Hargis LaFever, July 1, 1950, in Baxter, TN.
Judy is survived by her children: Amee Anderson of Goodlettsville, TN, O. David and Elizabeth McCarty of Aiken, South Carolina, Jessie James and Rebecca McCarty of Clayton, North Carolina and grandchildren: Samuel, Jessie James II, Hailey, Ava, David, Emma, Logan, Brooke, and Dalton.
Judy graduated from Baxter High School in 1968. Judy held many jobs in her life, including driving a school bus and fostering children for many years. She attended Church at Netherlands Church of Christ, in which she rededicated her life to the Lord in 2003. Judy was an avid gardener and loved to collect antiques and collectables, loving all things Coca Cola. Judy was passionate about animals. Throughout her life, she rescued and raised many animals.
Judy was a loving mother, grandmother, dear friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed.
A private service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Boiling Springs Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to any animal shelter in lieu of flowers.
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