Mr. James Preston Dudding
- October 24, 1950 - June 3, 2012
- Ruckersville, Virginia
of James' Passing
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“I was a friend of James' sons Joey and Michael during our teenage theater years in Lynchburg. James was always such a delight to be around and his...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Christina Kline - Leadville, CO
My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the next few weeks as you adjust to life without your best friend and soul mate. God will...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Bailey - Charlottesville, VA
“I am deeply sorry for Jim's loss to so many, and especially for Joey & Michael. He was so proud to be their father, and he loved them both so dearly.
3 of 30 | Posted by: Mike Nichols
“Val, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much Love, Bebe & Larry Moore
4 of 30 | Posted by: Bebe & Larry Moore - VA - Friend
“Valerie, I am so sorry I just heard about the passing of Jim.
My thought and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Jim was...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Kim Brennan Pascual - Leesburg, VA
“Valerie, Sandy & I are sadden by Jim's passing. I always enjoyed talking with Jim..he called me Michael D. & I called him James P. I considered it a...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Michael Walker - Forest, VA
“Valerie, I'm thinking of you & your family that God will be your light during these difficult days ahead.
My prayers are with you now & forever.
7 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Chewning - Charlottesville, VA
“You will be terribly missed by many my friend.
8 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Heizer - Midlothian, VA
“The world, especially the plumbing industry world, became a little dimmer on Sunday as we lost Jim. His infectious smile and cheerful personality...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: John & Jane Maddux - VA
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.
10 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Buttner - Charlottesville, VA
“Valarie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
11 of 30 | Posted by: Christine Eppard - VA - Friend
“Sorry for your loss, Our prayers are with you
Mark and Beth Hartong
12 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Hartong
“I am saddened to hear of the loss of Jim. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was an important contributor to my business family. We...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Dave Welch - Charleston, SC
“I am so very sorry to learn of Jim's death. I can't remember a time I saw him when he wasn't smiling. My heartfelt sympathy to you, Val. I...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Rick Dilelio - Free Union, VA
“Our hearts and prayers are with the Dudding family during this difficult time. Jim's infectious smile and always upbeat demeanor will be missed by...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Jody and Evan Hibbs - Suffolk, VA
We were so saddened to learn of your Father's passing. From the Cherry Tree Players days -- we remember him with fondness for his smile and...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Paula Tannenbaum - Lynchburg, VA
“Our memories of Jim are many, strong, and cherished. David was a lifelong friend. "We grew up together. Became men together". We are sad about...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Marilyn & David Jennings - FL
“My heart goes out to you all during this time of loss. I'm so happy that you had such a great man in your lives for as long as you did.
I didn't...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Heather Collis - Brooklyn, NY
“We are so saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Jim. He was a bright spot in our plumbing industry with a smile and a laugh ever present...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Laurie & Daniel Crigler - Aroda, VA
So sorry to hear of youe loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family in your time of need.
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin and Lisa Patterson - VA
“My heartfelt condolences to Valarie and the whole family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
21 of 30 | Posted by: Chip Godine - Ruckersville, VA
“My thoughts and prayers are with Valerie and the family! I am so grateful to Jim for giving Val his love all these years. God be with you all...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Holly Stitham - Va Beach, VA
“The pain in losing a beloved Husband is tough and deep rooted, but the pain involved with watching a beloved Husband suffer with no quality of life...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: John & Joan Crowe - Midlothian, VA
“Valerie and Family,
Thinking of you during this time; praying for peace that passes understanding as well as strength.
24 of 30 | Posted by: Scottie Moyer - Rustburg, VA
“Valerie, I am So sorry for your loss of Jim. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God give you the strength for the...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Shirley Owen - Evington, VA
“With deepest sympathy to Jimmy's family at this sad time. I remember so well his infectious laugh and love of life, and the "old days" of softball...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Jane J (Hudson) Grant - Bedford, VA
I am so sorry to read of Jim's death. He put up a good fight but sometimes that is not enough. You have my deepest sympathy in his...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy B. Waller - Nathalie, VA
Words are so inadequate at a time like this. Please know you and your family are in my sincere thoughts and prayers. Hoping you all find...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Sheila Wilson - Rustburg, VA
“Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Dudding family. Our hope is now Jim is at peace and in a place of no pain or suffering.
29 of 30 | Posted by: Steve and Megan Ludwig - NC
“We will Miss you Jim Rest in Peace.
30 of 30 | Posted by: Margaret Reynolds Melquist - VA
James Preston Dudding was born October 24, 1950 in Bloomington, IN to John O. Dudding of Roanoke, VA and Denise M. Jovelet Dudding of Paris, France, both of whom preceded him in death.
Jim, as his friends and family knew him, had been bravely battling late-stage cancer since he was diagnosed in February 2011. He was lovingly cared for by his devoted wife, Valerie. He passed away on June 3, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Hurst Dudding of Ruckersville, VA, and his sons, Joseph James Dudding and Michael Patrick Dudding of Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, Jim is survived by his brother, William A. Dudding and wife Robin Dudding of Midlothian, VA; his sister, Linda S. Brown and husband Bob Cox of Lynchburg, VA; and his nieces and nephews: Jon, Leigh, Zoey, and Chris Dudding, Morgan Russell, Ryan Roark, Bradley and Ashley Carner and Kate Nash; and David, Brent, and Ella Wesolowski.
Jim lived most of his life in Lynchburg, VA, and spent the last ten years in Ruckersville, VA. He attended Brookville High School and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in economics in 1974. After working at B&W for ten years, he joined his brother as a manufacturer's representative with Duhart Co., and later became partner in the company.
Jim will be remembered as the life of the party, someone who loved his family and friends, good food and travel, golfing and fishing, the occasional practical joke, and, of course, a splash of Crown Royal.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Gordon Morris and the staff at the Martha Jefferson Cancer Care Center, the Martha Jefferson Interventional Radiology department, and his Continuum home health care nurse, Lee Klempner.
The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of Jim's life at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th at Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Road, in Charlottesville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CaringBridge.org.