Major Judson D. Lincoln Sr., 93, of Inverness, Fla. died Jan. 21, 2014. He was born in Takoma Park, Md., Sept. 15, 1920, oldest son of Leonard and Anna Marie Lincoln. He graduated from St. John's High School and received his BA degree in teaching from University of Maryland in Jan 1943. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943. It became the Army Air Corps and later changed to the Air Force. He married Cora Lou in 1944. He received his commission in 1945 and stayed in the Air Force Reserve in 1947. He received his MA in 1948 from G.W. University in Washington, D.C. He served in WWII, France and Germany during the Korean War as a Major in the Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigation). He retired from the Air Force after 24 years. He taught social studies at Great Neck North High School for 23 years and was adjunct professor at C.W. Post College for 10 years on Long Island, N.Y.
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He married Barbara Pantke in November 1967. They retired to Inverness in 1979. He was Past Master of Smithtown Masonic Lodge 1127 F & AM in Smithtown N.Y. He was Most Wise Master of the Rose Croix, Scottish Rite in Rockville Ctr. N.Y. He was a member of Kismet Shrine Temple on Long Island, N.Y., Egypt Temple in Tampa and Citrus Shrine Club. He was past president of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America). He was past president of SAR (Son's of the American Revolution). He was a life member of the VFW. He was deacon of First Christian Church of Inverness for 6 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara; his children, Judson Jr., Cynthia Lincoln, Sally Yoshioka; stepchildren, Karen Herman, Wayne and James Pantke; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving daughter, AnnaSue in 2012; his parents; his two brothers, Bridwell and Byron; his sister, Joyce.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade St., Inverness 34453. The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the First Christian Church, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453 with Pastor Roy Kelley to officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m., until service time. Full military honors will take place by the United States Air Force Funeral and Honors Team from Mac Dill Air Force Base at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014, at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513. Visit www.veteranfuneralcare.com to sign the guest book. Veterans Funeral Care 1-800-467-7850
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 24, 2014