Dear  Brothers,
I am saddened to announce the passing of Vigil Brother William R “J.R.” Dudley Jr. after a long illness.  Throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, as both a youth and adult member, JR was an integral part of the lodge dance and sing team.  Occasionally a grass dancer, and mostly a singer, he was always a friend, brother and teacher to the team.  To say that he was the “rock” of the sing team in all those performances and competitions would be an understatement.  He received the Vigil Honor in 1994.  His Vigil name: “Determined Teacher”.
He is survived by his wife Michelle and his sister Blanche.  Condolences may be sent to the family at 120 Cuthbert Drive, Goose Creek SC 29445. He was 35.  A memorial fund has been set up for his family.  If you would like more information on this please contact Vigil Brother Tim Larkin at
I have been informed that it was JR’s wish to be creamated with no memorial services held.  Instead, there will be a “Celebration of his Life”, tentatively planned for early April.  As soon as I receive information on this, I’ll pass it on.
Yours in WWW,
Rusty Riddle
**2/14/2012 Update his obiturary can be found on the post and courier website here.**
Kevin Kramer
Internet Advisor