James Clifford Caudill, 92, of Lansing, N.C., died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Margate Health and Rehab Center.
Mr. Caudill was born August 21, 1926 in Ashe County to the late James and Edna Testerman Caudill. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Louise Caudill, Ethel Lyalls, Bertie Campbell and Bonnie Jones; and his brother, Edward Desmond Caudill.
Mr. Caudill served in WWII in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in the Philippines. He was a member and deacon at New River Baptist Church. Mr. Caudill was a troop leader with the Boy Scouts in Lansing. After his retirement he enjoyed working in his shop. He was a joy to be around and never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019 at New River Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Jones, the Rev. Lloyd Day and the Rev. Russell Sheets. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Badger Funeral Home.
Mr. Caudill is survived by his wife, Ema Lou Brown Caudill; son, Denver Caudill and wife, Rita, of Lansing; daughter, Anita Testerman and husband, Ralph, of Wilkesboro; brothers, Gary Caudill and wife, Mitzy, and Blair Caudill and wife, Shirley, all of Lenoir, grandchildren, James Caudill of Lansing, Tonya Denny and husband, Lee, of Creston and Jeremy Testerman and wife, Amanda, of Wilkesboro, seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to New River Baptist Church c/o Jaylene Warden, 9721 NC Hwy. 113, Piney Creek, NC 28663.
Online condolences may be sent and viewed at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.