Charles "Pop" Emerson Dudley, Sr.

September 28, 1937April 19, 2021

Charles Emerson Dudley, Sr. (Pop), 83, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away April 19, 2021 .

He was born in Cincinnati, OH on Sept. 28, 1937. Charles graduated from Withrow High School and entered the USAF at the age of 17 in 1957.

He was married to Betty Jean Ward on April 4, 1958.

Charles had a career in the USAF from 1957 - 1981 and then worked in maintenance/testing at Olin Corporation and taught vocational school for the Dept. of Corrections. He had a passion for his family, cars, and DIY.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Melissa D. Dudley. He was survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Jean Dudley; children, D. Kim Dudley, Tallahassee, FL, Charles E. Dudley, Jr., Center Point, AL and Sandy Dudley Hilbert (Jeff ), Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Robert Mixon (Courtnee), Enigma, GA, Brad Usry, Moultrie, GA, Megan Lord, Athens, GA, Sarah Mixon, Ryan Hilbert, and Bryson Hilbert all of Tallahassee, FL. He is also survived by his siblings ,Paul Dudley, Beaument, TX and Janice Wood, Milford, OH.

Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park – 700 Timberlane Road Tallahassee, FL.

Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home – Timberlane Road Chapel is assisting the Dudley Family with arrangements.


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Charles "Pop" Emerson Dudley, Sr.

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Ceena & Vinod Mathew

April 26, 2021

Dear Sandy,

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Gods peace and strength help you all through this difficult time. I am thankful for the time we both could reflect on our parents and the many memories you shared about your loving father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Warm Regards,
Ceena, Vinod & Hannah.