James Herbert ‘Jim’ Dudley, 76, cherished the mountains of Virginia and beaches of North Carolina

James Herbert 'Jim' Dudley
James Herbert ‘Jim’ Dudley

James Herbert “Jim” Dudley, 76, went to be with our Lord Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Virginia Beach surrounded by his family. Jim was born Jan. 4, 1943, to Sarah Estelle Land and John Herbert Dudley in Norfolk. He graduated from Princess Anne High in 1961.

Jim worked for many years in the grocery business in the Virginia Beach area at Be-Lo, Colonial Stores, Big Star, Safeway, Farm Fresh and Food Lion. He loved fishing, reading and traveling, especially to the mountains of Virginia and the beaches of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Vicki MacCoy.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Debi Dudley; sister, Adeline Miller; nephew, Leo Miller; daughter, Amanda Herman (Brian); two grandchildren, Zach Herman and Sydney Herman; son, Andrew Martin; stepdaughter, Angela Martin; and grandson, Ashton Martin. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, John MacCoy; nieces, Jennifer Brill (Dustin) and daughters, Abigail and Olivia, and Cynthia Wharton (Shawn), and daughters, Mackenzie and Kylie. He will be forever missed by his dog, Smokey.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Virginia Beach SPCA or the American Cancer Society in honor of Jim.

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