MARSHALL, Ill. ---- Charles W. Dudley, 72, of Marshall, Ill., passed away at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute.
Born Nov. 28, 1932 in Sullivan, he was the son of Charlie Robbins and Juanita Dudley Robbins. He was married to Mary Maxine Woodruff, who preceded him in death in 1997.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-68 and served in both the Korean Vietnam Wars and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart from wounds he received in Vietnam. Following his retirement from military service, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service and worked in Terre Haute. He later became postmaster of the Merom, Carlisle and Linton post offices. He was a member of the Martinsville First Baptist Church at Martinsville, Ill., Clark County Post 90 of the American Legion and VFW Post 5975 of Marshall where he was a past commander and was currently serving as Vice Commander. He served on the military graveside rites team for several years.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law David and Gina Dudley of Martinsville, Ill.; a daughter Theresa Morris of Monks Corner, S.C.; six grandchildren, Josh Dudley, Roxanne Toner, Jennifer Dudley, John Morris, Carla Morris and Tonya Morris; four brothers, Jack Dudley and Bill Robbins, both of Brooksville, Fla.; Steve Robbins of Sullivan and Joe Robbins of New Lebanon; three sisters, Delores Reed of Linton, Connie Charlton of Terre Haute, and Kay Hochstetler of New Lebanon; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Maxine Dudley, and a great-granddaughter Danielle Dudley.
Funeral service will be conducted 10:30 a.m. CST on Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, Ill., with Bro. Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery at Martinsville, Ill., with full military honors.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.