Arnold Dudley

September 10, 1936February 19, 2021

Arnold Dudley, 84, of North Garden, Virginia, passed away Friday February 19th at his home. Arnold died peacefully with his loving wife of 60 years, Nadine, by his side.

Arnold was born September 10th, 1936 in North Garden, Virginia to James Frank Dudley and Korry Vanderhoeff Dudley. Arnold married Juanita Nadine Collins on September 3rd 1960. Arnold worked for the University of Virginia Printing Services for over 35 years. Arnold was a faithful and devout Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Hardware Baptist Church for over 40 years.

Arnold is survived by his wife Nadine, sister Pat, a daughter Lisa Dudley Shifflett and her husband Cliff and grandchildren Kristen, Josh, and Hannah; son Glenn Dudley and grandsons Conner, wife Erica, great granddaughter Baylor; Collen and Candler; and son Shawn Dudley and his wife Shab and grandchildren Myles, Miriah, Morgan, Maylin, and Madelyn and many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives. Arnold was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and brother. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, James “Frank” and Korry, and siblings Ben Dudley, Gladys Graves, Andrew Dudley, Virginia Smith, Frances Blair, Howard Dudley, and Verna “Tunie” Haney. A special thank you to Valerie, Misty and Deb at the Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911 and All Blessings Flow ​​2335 Seminole Lane ​Charlottesville VA 22901 (434) 422-8888

Arnold will be laid to rest in a private service at Hardware Baptist Church.


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Shab Dudley

February 27, 2021

My father in law Arnold will be truly missed . I was blessed to have him in my life for 34 years. He was a father to me. The love he shared with me and my children was unconditional. His love will always carry on in my heart and soul. He is celebrating with Christ in heaven and I can’t wait to see him again soon. He loved his church, Nadine , his children and most of all his grandchildren. I am motivated to to be a blessing to others as he blessed unto me. I will always remember you papa.

Floyd Graves

February 25, 2021

As a child I enjoyed spending time at Arnie and Nadines catching fire flies, having lunches and being with my cousins. He was a great uncle.
As a man I respected his love of family, God and his work ethic.
Rest in peace Uncle Arnie, you will aways be in my heart.

Scott & Sherri Gabrielson

February 24, 2021

We were saddened to hear about Arnold’s passing, but thankful for his faithful commitment to Jesus Christ, Hardware Baptist Church and his loving family. He helped us in more ways than we can say, as a Deacon and friend. He has joined the angels in heaven singing praises to God and we look forward to seeing him again one day. May God bless Nadine, Shawn, Glenn and Lisa and his many grandchildren and friends. You are all in our prayers.

In Christ,
Scott & Sherri Gabrielson
Pastor HBC 1980-1984

Ronnie Collins

February 24, 2021

Arnold will always be remembered for always making us feel welcome and at ease with his laughter and hospitality. Our prayers for the family. We love you Nadine and cousins.

Joyce Taylor

February 24, 2021

I have very mixed feelings about Arnold leaving us and moving on to heaven. I'm sure he and Jimmie are now worshipping Jesus together and laughing at each others jokes. I am so grateful to Arnold and Nadine for their love for us and for Hardware Baptist Church. May Jesus encompass all the family with His loving arms and give comfort. What a special family!!

Carolyn Inscore Choate

February 24, 2021

So many great memories of our cousins from Charlottesville! Arnold was a stand out stand up guy full of life! Wishing peace and precious memories to his wonderful family

Genny Thomas

February 22, 2021

So sorry Nadine and family. Arnold was a cousin and friend and a neighbor for over 50 yrs. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will always think of the fellowship we had at Hardware Church and singing in the choir together. Love and prayers for you all.