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DUDLEY Larry Wenzel Dudley, 65 went to be with the Lord on 4 June 2011. Larry was born shortly after his brother Garry, an identical twin, Sept 15, 1945 in Houston TX to Justein Osment (mother) and William Warren Dudley (father). Larry was raised by his step-father (Welton Richard Red Osment). Larry was a devoted husband, loving dad, proud grandpa, caring uncle and brother-in-law. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 23 years, first enlisting and then as a commissioned officer, retiring as a Major. Larry was a Vietnam veteran and Phantom pilot, completing 53 combat missions over Southeast Asia. He graduated from the Navy fighter weapons school Top Gun. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University earning a Bachelor and Masters degree and subsequently teaching for the University years later on the subjects of aircraft accident investigation and project management. He was a Project Management Professional and past president of the Jacksonville PMI chapter. He is survived by his wife Nellie, daughters Barbara Beck (Sidney) and Elizabeth Baker (David Thornton-fianc), and sons Brian McQuaid (Jenny) and Richard Dudley. Larry is also survived by his mother Justein, sister Marjorie Landgrebe (Vic), and brother Garry (Tina). Larry was the proud Papa of Katelyn, Austin, Kayla, Megan, Garrett, and Jason. He was a wonderful neighbor, friend and mentor to many. Visitation will be Thursday, 9 June, at Jacksonville Memory Gardens from 5:00 7:00 P.M. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, 10 June, at St Catherines Catholic Church, Orange Park, FL at 2:00 P.M. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 8, 2011
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