Ronald Joe Dudley

September 8, 1940April 4, 2019

Mr. Ronald Joe Dudley Sr., 78, of Cartersville GA passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019. Ron was born September 8, 1940 in Anderson, SC to the late Mr. Joel Jackson Dudley and Mrs. Gertrude Nichols Dudley.

Ron was a very charismatic person, who enjoyed meeting new people and ultimately never knew a stranger. As a teenager he knew he wanted to be a machinist. Through hard work and sacrifice he was able to build a very successful small business, Tech-Craft, Inc. A business that is nearly 40 years old. Aside from being a businessman, he also played guitar in the bands “Ron and the Night Times” and “Avalanche.” More importantly he was a true patriarch. His family looked at him for wisdom and leadership. He expressed kindness and selflessness to everyone. He was man of his word, a devout Christian, and a true Patriot. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him, but especially to those who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mrs. Linda Carey Dudley, son, Ronald Joe Dudley, Jr (Deidra), daughters; Cristal (Marty) Preston and Ronda (Bill) Dover, grandchildren; Joel Jackson Dudley II, Ronald Joe Dudley III, Joseph Bennett Freeman, Augusta Rae Preston, Dalton Clark Preston, Jacob Paul Dover, and William Zachary Dover, sisters; Doris (Ted) Crain and Peggy (Jerry) Nation, brother, Joel (Patricia) Jones.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive is honored to serve the Dudley Family in this difficult time.


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Ginger Stelling

April 9, 2019

Ron Dudley was RJ to me. RJ was a very special person in my life. RJ and Linda took me in as one of their own children. I have so many Great Memories, 45 years. He will be missed by so many. May you rest in peace and know that I will see you again. I loved you like a second dad. Love you forever and thank you for everything.