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James Duane "Jim" Dudley
Date of Death or Service Feb 5, 2015
James Duane

Mr. James Duane "Jim" Dudley age 77 died Feb. 5, 2015 at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville, TN after a brief stay.  Visitation with the family will be Friday evening beginning at 5 pm at the church and will continue on Saturday morning, Feb. 7th beginning at 10 am until time of service.  A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 2 pm from the United Freewill Baptist Church in Dickson, TN with Bro. Jim Carrington, Dr. Kenneth Riggs and Bro. Jerry Sester officiating.  Place of rest will be in the Missionary Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.  For those desiring, memorials may be made to the United Christian Academy.
Born in Bon Aqua, Tennessee he was the son of the late Jacob Claude and Lennie Mae Tucker Dudley.  He was in the carpet business for over 50 years. He was owner of the former Main Floor Covering in Dickson and later the Dickson Floor Covering.  One of the most important things in his life was his church, United Freewill Baptist Church which opened the first Sunday in May 1984. He was one of the founding members of this church where he proudly served as Deacon, choir member, and Sunday school teacher and was the official bubble gum giver at the door.  He  was instrumental in organizing United Christian Academy which opened in 1985 and served on the school board since its existence. He was a longtime member of the Civitan Club and the Gideon’s.  He enjoyed his time swinging the golf clubs and playing eighteen holes with his friends.  Jim proudly served his country in U. S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years; Lucy Stiltner Dudley, His Bonus Daughter; Annette Foster, His Bonus Grandsons; Hayden and Holden Foster. Also surviving several dear nieces and nephews.


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