Thomas Ashby Dudding, 96, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, in a local health care facility.
He was born on Jan. 2, 1917, in Clifton Forge, Va., to the late Olie Ashby Dudding and Jenny Douglas Dudding.
He was a retired machinist and had lived in the Cleveland area for the last 30 years. He was a member of Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. He loved woodworking and had a passion for making anything out of wood.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Ann (Williams) Dudding; brother, Paul Dudding; and sister, Dorothy Dudding.
He is survived by two children — son, James A. Dudding and wife, Loree, of Cleveland, and daughter, Judith A. Kemper and husband, Dwight, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Courtney Beck and husband, Aaron, of Cleveland and Cheryl Svoboda and husband, Jim of Denver; stepmother, Emma Dudding of Portsmouth, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Marvin Eskew and Ray Wynn officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A white dove release will conclude the ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Dudding family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.