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Joseph W. "Joe" Dudley

August 4, 1935 March 12, 2022
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Obituary for Joseph W. "Joe" Dudley

Joseph W. “Joe” Dudley, age 86, of Cumberland, Ohio, died Saturday, March 12, 2022, at his home. He was born August 4, 1935, near Ava, son of the late Almer Joseph and Nola Marquis Dudley. Joe was a 1953 graduate of Belle Valley High School. He started as a laborer at the Ava Brick Company while still in high school and worked his way up to superintendent. He retired as a dozer operator in 1997 from Central Ohio Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local #1604. Joe was also a former director for the Noble County Agricultural Society and was a caretaker and dug graves for Hiramsburg Cemetery. He was a member of the Hiramsburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed sharing the history of the Ava Brick Company and its products. He loved his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Jenkins, Doris Bickford, Geneva Binegar, and Wanda Schmidt; three brothers, Rolland, Glenn, and Vernon Dudley; and a son-in-law, Francis F. Brown.

Surviving are his wife, Norma J. Hurst Dudley, whom he married August 13, 1952; two children, Sarah Jean Brown of Cumberland and Albert J. (Diane) Dudley of Caldwell; 4 grandchildren, Joseph D. Dudley, Betsy (Lang) Maseman, Aaron (Savannah) Brown, and Megan Chandler; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 15, 2022, from 11AM-3PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 3PM with Pastor Keith Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Hiramsburg Cemetery.

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Visitation

Tuesday

15

Mar

11:00 AM 3/15/2022 11:00:00 AM - 3:00 PM 3/15/2022 3:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Tuesday

15

Mar

3:00 PM 3/15/2022 3:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hiramsburg Cemetery Final Resting Place

Belle Valley Road
Belle Valley, OH 43717

Belle Valley Road Belle Valley 43717 OH
United States
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