William A. (Bill) Ludy
William A. (Bill) Ludy, 88 years old, passed away on January 14, 2013, at his home in Tallahassee, Florida, with family by his side.
Bill was born in Jackson, Michigan, on November 24, 1924, the youngest of eleven children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and then began 33 years of service as a criminal investigator with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, retiring in 1976 as Special Agent In Charge.
He was famous for his stories of busting up stills and high-speed car chases in pursuit of moonshiners through the mountains of West Virginia.
Bill is lovingly remembered by Lillian, his wife of 67 years, his daughter Elaine Rogers of Wilson, NC, son Ernie of Sausalito, CA, son Michael of Cincinnati, OH, daughter Patricia Parker of Tallahassee, and daughter Deborah Hale-Stahl of Fredericksburg, VA as well as 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
An avid long-time golfer, Bill also loved music, good food, surfing the web on his computer, and baseball and football -- both as a player and fan. He was an active member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
A small family funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, at 4665 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL, on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 16, 2013