Thomas “TJ” Ludwig, 58, of Black Rock died on January 12, 2022. TJ was born in Black Rock on September 20, 1963 to Charles (Burley) and Diane Ragsdale Ludwig.  He worked as a machine specialist at McDowell Machine Shop. He loved his family especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Ludwig and Diane Ragsdale; grandparents, Earl and Vella Whitlow; Aunt Shirley Branch, and Uncle Randall Whitlow.

Left to mourn his passing are Kim Blevins of the home; Sons, Anthony Ludwig (Stacy Cavaness) of Jonesboro and Jason (Mandy) Ludwig of Black Rock; his grandchildren, Cole, Wesley, and Khloe; brother, Chuck (Pam) Ludwig of Annieville; sister, Brandi (Greg) Hall of Black Rock; half brothers, Larry (Connie) Ragsdale and Donald Ragsdale both of Black Rock; and step-father, Earl Ragsdale of Black Rock.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Nunally, Shane McGhehey, Mike Spain, Herschel Meeks, Dooder Nunally, Whitney Nunally, Herschel Gilliam, Bryan Taylor, Danny Smith, Charles Bob Moore, Joe Medlock, Brandon Nash and all the friends he made at work and in life.

Visitation will be Monday, January 24, 2022 from 6 to 7 pm.  A Memorial Service will be held at 7pm.  For lasting memorials, donations may be sent to National Scleroderma Foundation at