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“Richard prevented my ex-wife from taking my daughter away from me. I owe him a great deal and very much appreciate his help. I am indebted. Just...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Robert McDonald, Ph.D. - Fairview, NC

“My family and I was sadden of the news of his passing.he was a real standup guy.He had a real passion for his work and was very good at it.May your...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Childress - Hickory, NC

“Susan, I can't express my sorrow to you and the boys enough! You really have been in my thoughts and prayers. I just don't have your phone # or...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Jan Newton - Gastonnia, NC

“Mrs. Susan Rudisill,We had a electrical storm come through earlier in the week and knocked out our cable internet.. Please accept our belated...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: John Cook - Banner Elk, NC

“We wish to extend our condolences to the family of RIchard Rudisill, Jr. I have known RIchard many years both personally and professionally. He was a...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Steve & Pamela Graves - Hickory, NC

“Dear Susan and Family, I was so shocked to hear of Richard's death. My Mom and Dad made it a point to stop by to visit whenever we were on one of...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: Terry F. Pitts

“Susan: Robert and I were very saddened to hear of the death of your husband. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 41 | Posted by: Robert and Cathryn Shooter - NC

“Susan and family, As most of you know from years ago, my dad enjoyed hearing and re-telling a really good story. Some of Richard's legal and farm...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Dan ( Mac) McLaurin - Greensboro, NC

“Dear Susan & Boys, I was so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. This world will be a little duller without Richard in it. I want you to know...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Pamela Richards - Vale, NC

“Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. I was glad to meet the sons he always bragged about. I am sorry for...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Lannie Ellison - Hildebran, NC

“I have two very vivid memories of Richard. The first is when he always upended me on the line. The other is of the wonderful valedictorian speech. He...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Larry Day - Amarillo, TX

“We will miss you very much.For 36 yrs you have been a very good friend and the best attorney anyone could want.Our prayers go out to your wife &...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Ron & Phyllis Mace - Vale,NC, NC

“Sending prayers and sincere condolences for your loss. Richard will be deeply missed by all and he touched many hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Susan Robbins - Hickory, NC

“Susan, Sorry to hear of your loss of your best friend and husband. I'm really sorry I missed Richards service. I...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Ron Adams - Mt Juliet, TN

“Dear Susan and Family, Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss of the man who truly loved you. Richard never failed to mention you and his sons...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Sandy Van Dyke - Conover, NC

“I remember him fondly from Hildebran. He was in school ahead of me but was always so nice. Blessings to his family! ”
16 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Loveland Karoly - FL

17 of 41 | Posted by: ALTA DICKINSON - HICKORY, NC

“We live on Jacob drive and seen and talked with Richard often. He went to High School with most of my relatives "The Pyatte family" he will be missed...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Jimmy Rinck & Family - Hildebran, NC

“My sincerest condolences to the Rudisill family. I was both a client and fortunately later on got to know him as a friend. He promised me only one...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Bruce A. Blackburn - Hickory, NC

“Susan and family, My deepest sympathy is extended to you in your time of loss. I know Richard from high school, and I am sure his life was a...Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Lynne Gregory Trivette - SC

“Richard was a special person who will be sorely missed. He was a neighbor and wonderful friend to my father. My Dad thought very highly of Richard....Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Penny A. Peeler - Hickory, NC

“R.I.P. dear Richard and may God comfort his Family and Friends ”
22 of 41 | Posted by: Evelyn Newton - HILDEBRAN, NC

“Our sympathy at the loss of Richard. ”
23 of 41 | Posted by: Jan and Nate Cantrell - NC

“Dear Susan and Sons, Lifting you up in prayer to God our Father Whose most gracious mercy as promised is yours. May your precious, sweet, and most...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Patricia Moore - Hickory, NC

“He was wonderful man and friend who will be missed. He helped me through one of the darkest times in my life & convinced me that I could survive &...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Lynn Kitchin Brown - The Villages, FL

“Susan, I was so sorry to learn of Richard's death. You and Richard were such a great help to me during some difficult times. If I can ever help...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Tom Byrum - Raleigh, NC

“So sorry to hear about Richard. Went to school with him and also worked for him. Richard and family are in our prayers. Sincerely, Teresa...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Teresa A. Bumgarner - Hickory, NC

“Susan and family, I am so very sad to learn of Richard's passing. He was a "one-of-a-kind" person with a dynamic personality and strong work ethic. ...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Nadine Sherrill - Granite Falls, NC

“Richard and I always got along. ALWAYS! Many, even in his own profession were of opposite views. Richard ALWAYS stood up for what he tought. Guess...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Mike Moore - Maiden, NC

“Dear Family, I sat next to Richard in law school the fall of 1970, he thought I talked too much but over the years he enjoyed our conversation. We...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Jean Winborne Boyles - Raleigh, NC

“Trying cases against Richard made all of us better lawyers. He truly represented his clients zealously. But, above all, he cherished his family. ...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: William Powell - Newton, NC

“We are so very sorry for your loss; Richard was such a great man. We are so blessed to have known him. we love you! Love, The Butcher's & The...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Jessica, Matt & Trevor - IN

“We are so very sorry for your loss. May cherished memories be held in your heart~ Hugs of love, Susan & Bruce Stevens ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: Susan E Stevens - Hickory, NC

“Jim, Tara and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Our hearts truly go out to you and yours. ”
34 of 41 | Posted by: Josh and Mandy Headley - IN

“Dear Susan, Jim & Tara, Joe and Thomas: I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Rudisill's passing. Working for him was one of the most wonderful...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Melissa Briones - Lenoir, NC

“Friends are like flowers in the garden of life. It takes a long time to grow them and it so sad to lose one. My heart is sad, but I am so fortunate...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Geraldine Houston Owens - NC

“Susan, Jim, Joe, and Thomas We are so very sorry. We are thinking about you. ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Rod & Eleanor Herbert - Hickory, NC

“Susan, Jim, Joe, Thomas, Words can not express the sadness in my heart. We all hold such good memories of Richard and your family. He loved you all...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Terri - Hickory, NC - Friend

“Susan, I'm deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Richard. Time and distance intervened, as well as life experiences, but he was always a true...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Gail McCarley Marcello - LA

“Susan, Jim, Joe, and Thomas, I'm deeply saddened to hear about your loss. I will always have fond memories Richard and will keep your family in my...Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Josh Millsaps - Hickory, NC

“Susan, Jim, Joe and Thomas There never was and I doubt there will ever be another Richard. He was a mentor and friend but when we put on our lawyer...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Beverly Teague - Hickory, NC

Jesse Richardson Rudisill, Jr., 64, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Born April 3, 1947 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Jesse Richardson Rudisill, Sr. and Della Shell Rudisill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Shell Gilland. A graduate of Hildebran High School and UNC Chapel Hill where he received his degree in Business Administration and his Doctor of Jurisprudence. Richard's fondest memory of Chapel Hill was proposing to Susan in the Arboretum. He practiced law for 39 years in Hickory championing the cause for many people. His passion included his Four Turkeys Farm, which has been in his family since the late 1800's where family and friends will forever cherish memories. He was a member of the Roanoke and Tar River Gun Club where he loved to socialize and hunt. His greatest passion was his family who always came first. He is survived by his wife Susan McCallum Rudisill of the home; three sons: James Richardson Rudisill and wife Tara of Bloomington, IN, Joseph Ross Rudisill of Richmond, VA, and Thomas Robert Rudisill of Charleston, SC. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Hickory with the Rev. Bob Roach officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Brenner's Children's Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Medical Center Blvd., Winston Salem, NC 27157. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Jesse Richardson Rudisill, Jr.

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