Michael Erastus Rudisill, 84 of Hendersonville, died Sunday, June 1, 2008. A native of Kingsville, Texas, he was a son of the late John and Virgie Rudisill. He had been a resident of Hendersonville for over 25 years. He was a Torpedo Bomber with US Navy Air Corps. A 1949 honors graduate of Duke University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he retired from Western Electric and Tandy Corp. He helped found Alamance Community College and was also an instructor at A-B Technical College.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter Frazier Saylor; and a sister Katherine Evans.
Surviving is his wife of 28 years, Mary Katherine Rudisill; daughters Bobbie Nance and husband Jim, Yvonne R. White and husband Dennis, Jane R. Bowman, and Tanya R. McManus and husband Ron; sons Martin H. Rudisill and wife Jan, John R. Rudisill and wife Canary, Michael E. Rudisill and wife Marty; stepchildren Katherine Fowler and husband Josef Osterneck and Jim Fowler and wife Kris; eleven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jake, Bill and John Rudisill.
A memorial service with Masonic and Military rites will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
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Hendersonville, NC 28792