Mr. William Lenzton “Tank” Ludy, JR, age 64, of Summerville, GA died Sunday,November 13, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Ludy was born March 8, 1947 in Summerville, GA, the son of the late William Lenzton Ludy, SR and Mable Ophelia Harris Ludy. He was formerly employed as a machinist with Lester Industries. He loved cooking, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Ludy was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Vietnam. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Pamela Ludy; and a brother, Ray Claude Ludy.

Mr. Ludy left behind his wife, Helen Wiggins Ludy; daughters, Terra C. Ludy, Charlene, and husband, Ralph Draper, Paula Wiggins, and Ayeisha Stewart; sons, Reginald, and wife, Darlene Ludy, and William Lenzton Ludy, III; sister, Linda, and husband, Timothy Finley; brothers, Rev. Gregory, and wife, Otha Ludy, and Morris Ludy; 12 Grandchildren; and 1 Great Grandchild; and several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Friday, November 18, 2011 at Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Anita Clouds officiating, with a song and scripture by Rev. Jennifer Mann. Burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Miller, Nathan Adams, Jackie Hoskins, Cedric Price, Tyman Jett, and Larry Anthony. Honorary pallbearers will be Nephews. Flower bearers will be Doris Shephard, Helen Stamper, Irene Parker, and Cassandra Wiggins. Honorary flower bearers will be Nieces.

Mr. Ludy will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p. m. on Friday.