Born Feb. 11, 1926, in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Rudisill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from H.J. Heinz Co. after 33 years as an accountant, and he ran a handyman service for many years.
Mr. Rudisill had lived in Mesa the past 22 years. Before that, he lived more than 40 years in Tracy, where he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and participated in Toastmasters.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Rudisill of Mesa; three children, Michael Rudisill, James Rudisill Jr., and his wife, Lori, and Kathy (Rudisill) Sage; two stepsons, Jim Swift and Emil Swift; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Bertha and Fred Rudisill; and two brothers, Harold Rudisill, and his wife, Angie, and George Rudisill, and his wife, Ruth.
A memorial service will take place Sept. 6 in Mesa.
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