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George Pemberton "Jud" MOORESVILLE - George "Jud" Pemberton, of Mooresville, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Brian Center in Mooresville. He was born in 1931 in Saratoga Springs, NY, to the late Peter and Ellen Pemberton. Known as Jud by family and friends, George proudly served his country aboard the USS Coates, as a gunners mate, from 1951-55. A phenomenal basketball player, in high school, college and in the service, he was often referred to as "Juddy Jump Shot" a distinction earned, as one of the first players to ever shoot the basketball "jump shot". Jud passed his love of sports and competition on to his son's Robin, Randy, Ryan and Roman who are all involved in NASCAR racing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian and brother, Larry. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Dunster Pemberton; sons, Robin (Lisa), Randy, Ryan (Andrea), Roman, all living in the Mooresville area; grandchildren, Bray, Briggs, Payton, Britton, River, Ryder and Rooke; sister, Doris Leary of Saratoga, NY; and brother, Peter of Utica, NY. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 and Hospice of Catawba County, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Pemberton family. Condolences may be made to the family at

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jun. 25, 2013.
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July 2, 2013
Sandy and Family,
I am very sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. My heart felt condolences to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy, Thinking of you and sending much love. My heart is full of dancing memories. I think of you often xo Nancy Caputo Pizzonia
Nancy Pizzonia
June 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of Mr. Pemberton passing. Found memories of Jud for the Lozano Family. Never forget my father saying "Jud Pemberton is the best basketball player I ever played with!" My thoughts and prayers are with you
Jim Lozano
June 26, 2013
Aunt Sandy and all of the Pemberton family, So very sorry to have heard of Uncle Jud passing.He will be missed greatly by all who knew him . You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love Always Kim and Mark Gatta and family.
Kim (Dunster) Gatta
June 26, 2013
Sandy & boys....Sending our love & condolences during this difficult time. Love, Carol Stanislowsky Lawrence Moll & Tiffany
Tiffany Lawrence
June 26, 2013
Sandy, I was sorry to hear about Judd I know this has been a tough time for you.
Jeri Lee Carr (Herrick)
June 26, 2013
Mrs. Pemberton and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences. Brenda Mosher Curcio
Brenda Mosher Curcio
June 25, 2013
RIP, Kevin Leary
June 25, 2013
Juddy was my favorite uncle. He also worked at the Gideon Putman for years. Owned Dunsters in Malta by the Albany/Saratoga race track and was a great bartender at Saratoga race Track.Agreat man.
June 25, 2013
Aunt Sandy, Cousins R, R , R, R, my sincere condolences., loved uncle Juddy, miss seeing him every summer. Would love to hear from anyone. cuzin Mark.
June 25, 2013
I never met "Jud", but I know the boys are all very successful, and good guys, it has to come from somewhere! Thoughts and prayers to each of you! Don't forget "God loves your heart"
Steve Barkdoll
June 25, 2013
Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. I think of you so very often. Gillie
(Cindy Houdeshell)
June 25, 2013
Randy, Sandy and sincerest heartfelt condolences. I will pray for strength and guidance. I know he will be missed.
Melanie & Don Machutta
June 25, 2013
Sorry to hear of Juddy's pasing. He was a true friend and fellow ball player. We spent many evenings on the basketball court in the Old Lake Ave high School. May he RIP
Gene Cole
June 25, 2013
Our condolences Sandy and family. I remember a lot of good times spent with Jud and the rest of the Family. Remembering all the good times and memories will help to heal some of the pain that comes from your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rick Denison
June 24, 2013
Miss Sandy and family I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. He will be missed by all.
Dana Thornton
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