'The church does the work and the Lord gets the credit' was the motto of the longtime director of Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.
Update: Memorial service information added.
Joe Dudney, who coordinated the distribution of millions of dollars’ worth of aid to disaster victims across the nation, died June 24 in Nashville, Tenn. He was 91.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. June 26 and beginning at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville. The funeral begins at noon June 27.
Joe Dudney stands next to boxes of relief items in the warehouse of Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort in 2013. (PHOTO BY TED PARKS)
Dudney, who was born on a farm in rural Tennessee, served as an elder of the Brentwood Hills church for 21 years.
The nonprofit is a first responder to natural disasters within the United States, sending food, cleaning supplies and other necessities to Churches of Christ in affected areas, where members distribute them to those in need, according to its website.