Dudley Augustus Irving was born on March 10, 1941, in Kingston, Jamaica and resided in Tampa, FL. He was the son of Moses Irving and Mabel Faulkner of Kingston, Jamaica. On February 8, 2022, passed away peacefully a short distance from his home at Seasons Hospice in St. Petersburg, FL.
Dudley immigrated from Jamaica in the 1970’s to Bridgeville, Delaware where he lived with his father and stepmother. In 1982 he relocated to Miami, FL where he met his life partner Janet Woolfolk and they relocated Tampa, FL where he thrived and lived for 37 years.
He prided himself on his strong work ethic, loved rehabbing houses, country music, “REAL BIG” Pickup Trucks, gardening and enjoyed preparing Jamaican cuisine for his family often. While he displayed a tough exterior Dudley had a heart of gold and those whom affectionately called him, “Shorty”,” Drew”,” Douglas” and last but not least “PopPop” knew him in his truest and most beautiful form.
He greatly impacted and enhanced the lives of those around him, especially his beloved granddaughter and best friend, Lola J. Irving and he will forever live in our spirit.
Dudley “Drew” Irving was preceded in death by his parents: Moses Irving, Mabel Faulkner and his Loving Stepmother, Jessie Irving; His Son: Winston Irving and Life Partner, Janet Woolfolk.
Those left to cherish his precious memories are: His twin Sister, Ursie Irving of Jamaica; His children: Wayne Irving, Beverly Irving of, Jamaica and Lola A.M. Irving of Tampa, FL; Grandchildren: Eloise L.P. Harris, Brynt J.A. Irving and Lola J. Irving of Tampa, FL.; along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and dear friends here and abroad.