Mr. Rudd and the former Evelyn Sue Draffen were married in Metropolis, Ill., on December 6, 1963. Their attendants were Judy Downing Anderson of Benton and Jerry Collins of Benton.
Mrs. Rudd is the daughter of the late Myrl S. & Helen Chumbler Draffen of Benton. Now retired, she served as a teacher’s aid for Marshall County Schools and as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Benton.
Mr. Rudd worked at BFGoodrich Chemical in Calvert City and retired from General Tire in Mayfield. He now serves as a representative and consultant for AFLAC and is station director for WITB - LP FM radio in Benton. He is the son of Verline Crouse Burd and the late R. V. Rudd of Benton.
The Rudds have two sons, Phillip Byron Rudd and Daren S. Rudd, both of Benton, and three grandsons.