David Dudley

July 9, 1952December 5, 2018

Bruce David Dudley, 66, of Lynchburg, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born July 9, 1952 in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Louie E. and Reva Mayhew Dudley and was also preceded in death by his brother, Vernon Edward Dudley and two sisters, Barbara D. Wood and Janet D. Litchford. David was a retired salesperson with Belk Department Store with more than thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church. David is survived by his sister, Mary D. Tibbs and husband Gene of Madison Heights; several nieces, nephews, and friends and a special friend, Ronnie Whirley. A funeral service to celebrate David’s life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Fairview Christian Church with Pastor Curtis E. Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends, at the church, for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and other times at the home of his sister, Mary, 302 Mountain View Drive, Madison Heights. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or the American Cancer Society. To send online condolences to the family, please visit Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Monelison Chapel is serving David’s family.


  • Louie Edward Dudley, Father
  • Reva Mayhew Dudley, Mother
  • Vernon Edward Dudley, Brother
  • Barbara Dudley Wood, Sister
  • Janet Dudley Litchford, Sister
  • Mary Dudley Tibbs, Sister
  • David is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.

  • David Coffey
  • Barry Brooks
  • Jr. Ashley
  • Charles Scott

  • Meals on Wheels
  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

David Dudley

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Tony and Julie Fleshman

December 7, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Please know we are thinking of you all and are praying for comfort during this time of loss.

Ton and Julie Fleshman

Lynn McCrickard

December 7, 2018

I worked with David at Altavista Leggett. He was one of my favorite Managers. I loved catching up with him in Lynchburg and sharing stories of family and memories of our time in Altavista. He was very special to me. My prayers are with all of the family.

Jan Weston

December 6, 2018

Dear Mary and Family members, I wanted you and the family to know I was thinking of you. I remember you in my prayers and send my warm thoughts. I thought the world of David. We had talked by phone a few times since I left Fairview. I knew his health was precarious at times. I remember the episode he had while I was at Fairview. My fondest memory of David is the time at Fairview we were having difficulty getting someone to accept nomination for Chairman of the Board. I approached David and asked if he would consider. His response, "I am not qualified". I said, "If you accept it I will support you and together we will get through it." His response, "that's good enough for me". He was a generous, gracious person and he loved a good time and laughs. I will be with you in spirit.

In His Service and with His Love,

Jan Weston