---- — Lyman E. “Ed” Dudley, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Ed was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Kokomo to the late Emery and Goldie (Kaser) Dudley.
Ed served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949. His career directed him to become supervisor at Chrysler, where he retired after more than 30 years. He attended the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club of Converse. Ed enjoyed working with wood, the outdoors, vacationing in Texas, fishing and spending time with his family. He was associated with the V.A. and the American Legion. He worshiped at First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend in Weatherford, Texas. Ed can be remembered as a leader with much wisdom.
He led a blessed life.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Annie (Dennis) Dudley; a sister, Shirley Morrison; a son, Albert Dennis; three daughters, Karen Hollingsworth, Sharen Bailey, Kansas, and Juanita Withrow (Jeff); stepsons, Robert Ammons, Al Satterfield (Amanda) and Christopher Howard; and many admired grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife of 40 years, Erna (Dreher) Dudley; brothers, James and Ernest Dudley; and sisters, Evelyn White and Delores Baker.
There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. There will also be full military rites at the mortuary provided by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo Military Rites team.
You are invited to read Ed’s obituary online at www.ellers mortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message with the family.