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Obituary for Franklin Roosevelt Dudley
Franklin Roosevelt Dudley, age 76, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Friday, October 2, 2009, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. He was born June 18, 1933, in Ava, son of the late John Howard and Hattie Adella Cavens Dudley. He was a graduate of Sarahsville High School, and he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was employed as a machinist for Republic Steel in Canton and Massillon. Mr. Dudley was a member of the Sharon Presbyterian Church, the Sharon Lodge #136, F&AM, the Valley of Cambridge AASR, 32nd degree Mason, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he was a boy scout volunteer leader. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Ilene Estes; and one brother, John Howard ?Jack? Dudley, II. Surviving are his wife, V. Irene Marquis Dudley, whom he married August 18, 1957; three sons, John L. (Ginny) Dudley of Caldwell, Clayton L. Dudley of Pleasant City, and Ronald J. (Tammy) Dudley of Caldwell; one brother, Roy L. (Sharon) Dudley of Missouri; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, October 5, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a Masonic service will be observed at 7:30PM by the Sharon Lodge #136, F&AM. The funeral service will be observed Tuesday, October 6th at 1PM with Rev. Kenny Killian officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Noble County Veteran Services Organization.