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James (Jim) Howard Ludolf

ASHEBORO — James (Jim) Howard Ludolf, age 77, of Asheboro, NC, passed away Jan. 23, 2022, after an extended illness.  
Jim was born on July 15, 1944, in Elizabethton, TN, to Jake and Margaret Ludolf.

He was a 1962 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 1966 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He worked as an analyst for Klopman Mills, Burlington Industries and later Galey & Lord. He was also a veteran of the US National Guard.
He was a devoted and much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. 

He loved the Lord and his family with all his heart and was generous and kind to every person he ever met, often without their knowledge. He enjoyed tending his home, yard and pool where he and Faye welcomed friends to swim and barbeque. 

He was happiest sharing time with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. He also didn’t mind visiting the beach, driving his 1996 Ford Mustang or watching a little UT football.

Jim spent many years serving as an usher at Victory Church where he always greeted everyone with a smile and a hug or handshake. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Gordon Ludolf, his brother Kenneth Ludolf and sister-in-law Charlotte Ludolf. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Faye Ludolf; his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Michelle Ludolf of Clemmons, NC; his grandchildren, Sarah Ludolf, Zoe-Grace Ludolf and Pearl Ludolf; his brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Marilyn Ludolf of Winston-Salem, NC; his mother-in-law Pearl Estep of Johnson City, TN; his sister-in-law, Vicky White of Oak Ridge, TN; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express deep thanks to the staff of Cross Roads Memory Unit, Community Home Care and Hospice of Asheboro, Dr. Thomas Whyte, Debra and David Garner, and to all our friends and community who have helped during this time.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Victory Church of Asheboro, 1087 McDowell Rd., Asheboro, NC, with the Rev. Debra Garner officiating. 

Burial will be at Happy Valley Memorial Cemetery in Elizabethton, TN, and a graveside service will be conducted at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Heidecker, Darrell Parks, Dolan Skeen, David Garner, Wade Woodruff and Ted Gora.
The family would appreciate that any memorials be made to one or more of the following:

— Memory Care Unit of Cross Roads Retirement Community, 1302 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC 27205.

— Living Faith International (for Our Home Orphanage), PO Box 690, Clemmons, NC 27012.

— Victory Church, 1087 MacDowell Road, Asheboro, NC 27204.

Services entrusted to Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service.