March 16, 1946 ~ June 4, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Pastor Wayne H. Dudley


Pastor Wayne Harper Dudley, a native Coloradan, born March 16th 1946, son of Robert and Carmilla Dudley, loving husband of Patricia Dudley now joins his father Robert and younger brother Frank, as Pastor Wayne was gathered to Our Lord on June 4th, 2019 after battling a series of health problems.  He is survived by wife Patricia “Patti” Dudley, mother Carmilla Dudley and brother Robert.

Pastor Wayne wasn’t always a Pastor, but his selfless and sincere desire to help others started early in life. Managing Fitness Centers and Graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver afforded him the academic tools and credentials that would launch him into a most rewarding career as a Teacher. After a few years the Lord intervened in his Teaching Career and called him to service in the community as a Police Officer. He became a Police Officer for the City of Aurora and then the City of Denver and rose to the rank of Sergeant with the Denver Police Department. Teaching at the Police Academy he developed and implemented curriculum and provided training in handling cases with Infectious Disease. This work set policy and a new standard for Denver and many other police departments.

While attending Golden Gate Seminary the Lord called Wayne to the Pastorate at Smoky Hill Baptist Church. A culmination of life lessons, natural talents, a love of music, a voracious thirst for scripture, unconditional love for his fellow man and God’s anointing prepared him for the task ahead. Pastor Wayne Dudley was the consummate Shepherd, Teacher and Leader of Smoky Hill Baptist Church for 16 years and to the end of his days.


Funeral Service: June 12, 2019 10:30 am

Smoky Hill Baptist Church
19315 E. Smoky Hill Road
Centennial, CO 80015


Reception: June 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Smoky Hill Baptist Church
19315 E. Smoky Hill Road
Centennial, CO 80015


Burial: June 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Saint Simeon Cemetery
22001 CO-30
Aurora, CO 80018


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  1. Dearest Patti,
    My heart breaks for you at this sad time. Sending love, hugs and prayers for strength to get through the tough days. May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort. Wayne is watching over you.

  2. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Wayne. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  3. I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad, Robyn. I do know how much Wayne loved you and your brother Timmy. Please believe that he indeed cared and loved you both. It was Patti that kept him away from being the father that he genuinely wanted to be, for only reasons she now has to live with. Please do not be angry with her. Forgive her as this is something she has to live with every day. And as a child of God, you must forgive. Also, remember that she has lost her husband and grieving too. You are a beautiful person inside and out Robyn, stay sweet, and believe. It was lovely to see you and your daughter Ashley, although I hurt for you and was very saddened as I watched tears fall as you examined every aspect of your father as he laid in rest. Thank you for being by your father’s side. He knows you were there. Believe that he will always be watching over you, Robyn. Be in peace – H

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