Derrial Philip Dudley, 85, died peacefully at home on Nov. 7, 2012. He was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Anderson, S.C., to John Dudley and Kremlin Dudley Purdy. Mr. Dudley was a 33-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 56 years, Elaine Dudley, and a son, Michael.
Survivors include a son, Heath (Melissa), of Mary Esther; a daughter, Tania (Marty), of Loveland, Ohio; two granddaughters, Megan Dudley and Eleanor Cronin, and one grandson, Matthew Cronin.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home are taking care of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Nov. 11, 2012