Yehuda Segal was born in Jaffa. At the age of one year, in 1906, his family settled in Rishon Lezion. He learned in the elementary school (Chaviv) in the Township and in the agricultural school Mikveh Israel.
During his studies, he played in the brass band of Mikveh-Israel and later, in the brass band of Maccabi Rishon Lezion. He was a football player in the "Yeelim" team of the Township and in the football team of the local Maccabi. He served as a guard in the Jewish Settlements' Police. He was a member of the "Haganah".
After finishing his studies in Mikveh-Israel, he planted an orchard in Rishon Lezion. At the outbreak of World War II when the oranges export has been cut off, he was accepted to work in the Australian army camps as an operator of water supply wells in those camps. Simultaneously, he smuggled arms for the "Haganah" - arms supplied to him by Australian soldiers, fans of the Jewish population.
After the liberation war he worked as a supervisor on the Custodian's orchards of the Absentees' Property in Beit-Dagan, Lod, Ramla, and later when he was transferred to the Volcani Institute, he did orchards' management there; he functioned as the orchards' manager until his retirement.
He served as a volunteer in the Civil Guard until a very old age