William Roland Dudley
William Roland Dudley
  • March 27, 1934 - October 10, 2017
  • Mcdonough, Georgia

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Mr. William “Billy” Roland Dudley, age 83 of McDonough, Georgia passed away October 10, 2017. He was born in Chireno, Texas to the late Leland and Bonnie Dell Layton Dudley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and John Dudley and his loving Yorkie, Pasha. Billy faithfully served his country in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years. He retired a second time after working 20 years with the VA Hospital. Additionally, Billy was a Bailiff for the Clayton County court system for many years. He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University, was active with the Masonic Lodge and was a member of the McDonough First United Methodist Church. Billy enjoyed staying busy, working in his yard, reading and volunteering for Meals on Wheels. He was a great story teller who never met a stranger. Most of all, he loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Franca Dudley; children, Margaret (Larry, deceased) Neville of Jenkinsburg, Paula McKool of McDonough, Karen Wilkerson of McDonough and Eric (Shelly) Dudley of Venice, FL; grandchildren, Christopher Wilkerson, Stephanie Wilkerson, Ashley (Matthew) Richardson, Rachel (Matt) Little, David (Blanca) McKool and Jackson Dudley; great grandchildren, Ryan Little, Mason Little, Emilie Richardson, Barrett Little and Oliver Richardson; his sister, Dorothy (Curtis) Todd of Bryan, TX and his brother, Jack Dudley of Huntsville, TX; along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Maeser will officiate. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in memory of Mr. Dudley. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough.