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James Bud Monroe

March 8, 1944 — August 4, 2023

Coral Springs


James Bud Monroe of Coral Springs, FL,  passed away on August 4, 2023 In Plantation, FL from complications of COPD. He was      born on March 8, 1944 in Hammond, Indiana. and went on to live a remarkable life.

He  leaves behind a cherished legacy that will continue to inspire those who came to know him.  He is survived by his son James C. Monroe, his wife, Jane Ellen Cox, and his sister Georgia Blagg, He was a beloved father, dear brother and caring husband. He was  a man of many talents and unwavering kindness.  

He pursued a career in computer consulting, establishing his own successful company. Later in life, he ventured into the world of music instrument sales. James's diverse expertise in these fields showcased his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. James's quest for knowledge led him to Purdue University where he acquired a degree in programming. His sharp mind and creative thinking paved the way for innovative solutions throughout his career. Alongside his professional pursuits, James proudly served his country in the US Army with duty and honor.

It was not only his professional achievements that defined James; but his exceptional character and genuine compassion for others that truly set him apart. A loving husband, dear brother and dedicated father,  he cherished  family and friends.  His kindness will be remembered as he treated everyone with respect and dignity, never uttering a single negative word about another person.

Outside of work and service to his nation, James savored various hobbies and interests. In earlier days, he found joy in flying remote-controlled airplanes.  However, it was bluegrass music that resonated deep within him throughout his life. Renowned for his proficiency in playing the autoharp and gifted with an ear for melodic harmonies, James immersed himself in the vibrant bluegrass community. He forged remarkable friendships within this realm - most notably with Bill Monroe - as he made countless memories attending festivals and even organizing one of his own. Bluegrass music was truly his passion and love. While there was much to admire about James's accomplishments, he approached life with a genuine sense of humility and gratitude.   His kindness, intelligence, and unwavering dedication will forever be etched in our hearts. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy of love and compassion lives on in the lives of all those fortunate enough to have known him.

Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home.


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