Obituary of James "Jim" Curtis Dudley
James "Jim" Curtis Dudley, 83, of Roanoke passed from this life on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice; daughter, Lori Blanchard and her husband Daniel; granddaughter, Skye Bailey McSherry and her husband Patrick. He is also survived by his sister, Delours (Dee) Neighbors and her husband Roy (Sonny); niece, Pam Neighbors; sister, Connie Vaughn; and sister-in-law, Brenda DuVall Stott; and many cousins and friends that he considered family.
Curtis graduated from William Fleming High School in 1958. Keeping in touch with many friends, he continued to be involved with the Golden Colonels as Vice President. He proudly served our country while stationed at Dover Air Force Base. Curtis enjoyed going to work every day for the Roanoke Times and World News for 42 years. After retiring, he opened his own picture framing business, Frame Doctor. He and Janice also owned and operated a Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Curtis was always engaged in many ventures outside of work. As a member of the Star City Corvette Club, he showed his red convertible in parades and especially enjoyed raising money for children's bicycles at Christmas. He loved to vacation at the beach and travel. Curtis had a considerable amount of knowledge about historical events and family genealogy. Listening to music, dancing to music or singing along with a song was a daily event. He told everyone he met, he considered himself a "recycled teenager."
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans Post 1264 4930 Grandview Avenue Roanoke, VA 24012.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at a reception at the funeral home following the service. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory
James "Jim" Dudley
1939 - 2023
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
3912 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
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