Samuel Jackson Dudley Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Chesapeake surrounded by family on Sunday the 23rd of May 2021. He was born in Princess Anne County, Virginia on the 1st of November 1947 to Elma Lee Humphrey and Junius Jackson Dudley Sr. Sam married his high school sweetheart Carolyn in May 1966. Sam spent his life being a loving and caring Husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. Sam worked for Virginia Power, Clausen Concrete, and for the City of Chesapeake as a school bus driver.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents and brother Junius Jackson Dudley Sr., Elma Lee Baum, and Junius “Jack” Dudley Jr. Sam is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Dudley; his daughters, Renee and her husband Allan Griesbach and Sherry Dudley Petree; and his son Samuel Jackson Dudley Jr. Sam loved his grandchildren April, Candice, and Kristin Griesbach, Stephen Petree Jr., Regan Dudley, and his great grandchild Landon Ryalls. Sam leaves behind two sisters, Doris Dudley and Brenda and her husband Rocky Johnson.
The family would like to send a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Heartland Hospice and “HIS NURSE” Tara Tisdale for their help and support during Sam’s final chapter. Sam will be interred at Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery at a later date.