Colonel Dudley Sherrill Bynum, USAF, Retired

October 3, 1935 - November 29, 2019

Colonel Dudley Sherrill Bynum, USAF, Retired, 84, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL, since 2011, formerly of Nashville, TN, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born October 3, 1935 in Woodbury, TN to Earnest and Geneva Bynum, now deceased.

Dudley was of the Baptist faith and was a retired Colonel of The United States Airforce.  He was Past Worshipful Master and Secretary of Doric Lodge No. 732, F&AM, 33rd Degree Master Mason, member of the Nashville Scottish Rite Bodies, member of the Al Menah Shrine, American Legion, and many other Organizations. He was a former Treasurer of Faith Methodist Church in Nashville, attended Vanderbilt University, graduated from Cumberland University, and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 29 years, Beverly S. Bynum of North Fort Myers; three loving children, Dudley S. Bynum, Jr. (Larry) of Nashville, TN, Debra B. Shinkle of Smyrna, TN, and Terri B. Deal (Scott) of Murfreesboro, TN; stepson, Robertson J. Short II of Nokomis, FL; two siblings, Mina Ann Walker (Chester) of Clarksville, TN, and Michael Lynn Bynum (Mikey) of Nashville, TN; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; as well as Dovie the dog.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Colonel Dudley Sherrill Bynum, USAF, Retired are suggested to Shriners Children’s Hospital, Attention: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Barbara Daley Dec 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Dudley was a wonderful kind man, So sorry for your loss,

  2. Sandy and George Dec 5, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    So sad Dudley had to leave us. He truly will be missed. He was a great friend, husband and β€œdaddy”. Rest in peace, my friend.

  3. Lorianne. (Short) Vadnais Dec 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss he was very gentle giant…He will be truly missed Bev. Prayers for all of you.

  4. Margie Heavey Dec 5, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Bev and Rob, sorry for your loss. I will miss making the cake and pudding pies for him.
    Dudley was a great man to everyone. RIP πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ©πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ•Š

  5. David and Linda Dec 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Dudley always made you smile and happy. He will be missed. Take care Bev

  6. Carl and Carolyn Lubitski Dec 5, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Beverly we are very sorry for your loss! We were happy to have known Dudley and have had him touch our lives. He was a kind and careing person who will be missed.

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