Jodie W. Ludwig

  • Born: February 12, 1933
  • Died: June 10, 2013
  • Location: Waco, Texas

Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Homes

6101 Bosque Blvd.
1124 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76710
Tel. (254) 753-3691

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jodie W. Ludwig February 12, 1933 - June 10, 2013 Jodie W. Ludwig of Waco passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Wesley Woods Alzheimer's Care Center. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, at Trinity at Badger Ranch Church, 2 Ritchie Road, Woodway TX 76712, with the Pastor Jim Menke officiating. Burial will follow at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. Jodie was born February 12, 1933, in Clifton, Texas, to Tilden and Lena Ludwig. He was a home builder and a cabinet maker, the quality of his work spoke for itself. Jodie has been a lifelong Lutheran and a member of Trinity at Badger Ranch Church in Woodway. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Helen Kay Ludwig. He is survived by his loving wife, Tommie Shelnutt Ludwig, of Waco; daughters, Patsy Ann Smith and husband, Rodger Dale, of Valley Mills, TX, Peggy Jean Holcomb and husband, Jim, of McGregor, TX, Opal Roxann Lewallen and husband, Gregory, of Waco, and Rhonda Alves and husband, Ron, of Pennsylvania; sons, Jimmy Fred Ludwig of Waco and Cyle J. Sharp and wife, Sharla, of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Wanda Buro Churnesky and husband, Tom, of China Spring, TX; brothers, Edward Ludwig of Houston, Raymond Ludwig and wife, Janette, of Bellmead, TX, Kenneth Ludwig and wife, Dorothy, of Waco, and T. J. (Sonny) Ludwig and wife, Carol, of China Spring; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Chris Bilbrey, Roger Ludwig, Ronnie Ludwig, Jery Buro, Tim Pope, John Ludwig and Larry Buro. The family expresses their sincere thanks to Oak Unit, Wesley Woods, and Providence Hospice for the excellent care. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 6605 Sanger Ave., Waco TX 76710, Providence Hospice, 6700 Sanger Ave., Waco TX 76710, or to charity of choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Tommie, I'm so glad Jodie is whole again- in mind, body and soul. Bless you for everything you did for him. A true testament to what a committed and loving, wife looks like. Thank you for always advocating for him with all of your strength as well as others who are inflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. My thoughts always drifted towards you and those at Wesley Woods. Prayers your way...

Posted by Kayleigh Cunningham - Austin, TX   June 24, 2013

I'm sorry to read of the loss of Mr. Ludwig. My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by D Williams    June 14, 2013

Dear Tommie, Jimmy, and family, May God fill your hearts with peace, and comfort you as you celebrate the life of your beloved husband and father. Your family is in my prayers. Love In Christ, Leah

Posted by Leah Force - Waco, TX   June 13, 2013

Our sympathy is with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Roger & Patsy Perry - Temple, TX   June 13, 2013

TOMMIE, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. Jodie was an honorable and decent man and will be missed greatly.

Posted by Ron McCartney - Waco, TX   June 12, 2013

Tommie, Rhonda and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Charlene Wigley Murphree - Robinson, TX   June 12, 2013

Dear Tommie and family, Be knowing we are thinking of you and of Jodie with love. I will always remember his warm smile and big bear hugs when we hadn't seen each other for a while. I know his spirit is soaring now in freedom. Love Karen and Lyle too

Posted by Karen Kritchen - Cordova, AK   June 12, 2013

The City of Waco Inspection Department would like to express our deepest sympathies to all the family. Jodie will always be remembered as a man of integrity and was respected by all.

Posted by Cathy Groppe - Waco, TX   June 12, 2013

Our hearts are with all of the family. Prayers being lifted to and thanking GOD for sharing Jodie with us all..Bless you all..

Posted by Chris Starr - Lorena, TX   June 12, 2013

Tommie Our condolences go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dora and Brad Betts

Posted by Dora & Brad Betts - Hewitt, TX   June 12, 2013

Tommie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time First Title Company of Waco

Posted by First Title Company of Waco - Waco, TX   June 11, 2013

Tommie: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya, Sharon & Tara

Posted by Sharon A. Jones - Lorena, TX   June 11, 2013

Precious Tommie, Our hearts are broken for your loss but at same time rejoicing that Jodie is now at peace and at Home. You're in our prayers. Love, Sue and Charlie

Posted by Sue & Charles Richardson - Axtell, TX   June 11, 2013