Charles Arthur Dudley Jr. was our beloved husband, father, brother, and friend. He passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on October 31, 2022.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Kansas on August 26th, 1948 to parents Charles A. Sr. and Dorothy Dudley. He was raised in Sedgwick, Kansas along side his 3 sisters, Donna Kaye, Debbie, and Delinda.
In 1969, Charles met his wife Donna working together at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He received his B.A. from Wichita State University shortly thereafter. His two children, Jeni and Jacob, were born at Wesley Medical Center.
Charles went on to achieve his MBA from the University of Dayton, Ohio. He had a successful 40 year career in healthcare retiring as the Administrative Director of the Children’s Hospital laboratory in Columbus, Ohio.
Charles created everlasting memories sailing and bowling with his wife, Donna. He once got a hole in one of the golf course! He had a passion for aviation and aircraft and, in 1973, was proud to get his private pilot’s license flying Cessna airplanes. When computers first emerged, Charles was first on the scene ordering and assembling a Sinclair computer through mail order. He shared a love for outer space watching Star Trek with his daughter, Jeni. He even attempted to paint like Bob Ross and paved the way for his son, Jacob, to become a talented artist. To his friends, he was known as a consummate gentleman.
Charles is preceded in death by Charles A. Sr. and Dorothy Dudley.
He is survived by his wife Donna Dudley, daughter Jeni Dudley, son Jacob Dudley, sisters Donna Kaye Motl, Debbie Hanson(Stuart), and Delinda Freeman(Mike).
Charles will rest peacefully in Sedgwick, Kansas, the land he loved as a child.
A visitation will be from 5-9pm, Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home. A private internment is at Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick with a Celebration of Life service at Sedgwick Senior Center from 1-3pm on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
For memorial contributions please send to:
Caring Hands Humane Society