Dudley R. Chamberlin, 91, of Midland, passed away in his sleep after a lengthy illness on January 24, 2020 at Plainview Assisted Living in Auburn. He was born on August 21, 1928 to the late Melvin and Harriet (Marcy) Chamberlin. On January 30, 1954 he married Bonnie Woodcock and they shared 65 wonderful years together.
Dudley served honorably in the United States Army; being stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Dudley was a math teacher, teaching at Central Intermediate and then Dow High School; retiring in 1993.
During his time at Dow High, Dudley served as sporting event ticket manager. Dudley had a special love of music; playing the coronet for the Midland Concert Band, Chemical City Band and the Blast from The Past. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid spectator of MSU, U of M, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Lions games. Especially he loved his family and their pets. He loved all the cats and dogs his kids dragged home through the years and he even dragged home a few himself!
Dudley is survived by his wife, Bonnie, children, Jeffery Chamberlin, David Chamberlin, Mary Lynne Chamberlin and Catherine Chamberlin (Howard McCready). He is also survived by his brother, Donovan and nieces and nephew; Donna Weisberger (Edward), Mike (Libby) Chamberlin, Marcy Chamberlin (Tom Sullivan), and brother-in-law, Lynn Woodcock.
Per Dudley’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date this spring.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to please consider the Midland Humane Society.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Chamberlin family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.