Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. (Bob Lee) Dudney, 94, of
the Free State Community of Jackson County, Tennessee, will
be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, December 16, at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in
the family cemetery in the Free State Community of Jackson Co.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 – 9 P.M., and
Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Dudney passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at
He was born November 3, 1910, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late George Lester and Annie Patterson Dudney. Mr.
Dudney was a retired federal employee and farmer. On June
29, 1939, he was married to Louise Upchurch Dudney, who
Mr. Dudney was educated in the Jackson County public school
system and received his degree in agriculture from Tennessee
Tech in 1936. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service for
35 years in Smith County, TN. While living there, he and his
wife were members of the Carthage Church of Christ. Upon his
retirement, they moved back to the home place in the Free
State community of Jackson County where they were members
of the Free State Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Dudney was preceded in death
by 1 sister: Blanche Dudney Fuqua; 1 niece: Anella Fuqua;
3 Brothers: Dr. L.R. Dudney, William Landon Dudney, John
Lyman Dudney; and 1 Nephew: Clark Dudney.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise Upchurch
Dudney. Also surviving are 2 sons and their wives: Larry and
Kathy Dudney of the Freestate community, and David and
Retta Dudney of Cookeville, TN; and 1 Grandson and his wife:
Travis and Amy Dudney of Gordonsville, TN. Several nieces
and nephews also survive.
Bro. Randy Bybee and Bro. Ben Flatt will officiate at the
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