MITCHELL Don W. Caudell, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born February 7, 1928, in Flat Rock, Indiana, he was the son of Wilson Franklin and Bessie (Hungate) Caudell. He married Marian Elizabeth Holmes June 30, 1952, and she preceded him in death March 20, 1999.
He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946 and was recipient of the Oral Dalton Award. After attending Indiana University, he returned to Mitchell, and was affiliated with Holmes Hardware 57 years. He was past president of the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and the Grissom Memorial, past chairman of the Persimmon Festival, a former member of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Foundation, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Don was one of the founders of Little League in Mitchell and had been a continuous sponsor for the past 46 years.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a 65 year member of American Legion Post No. 250.
Don W. (Nancy) Caudell II, Mitchell
Kurt H. (Debbie) Caudell, Springville
Kelly K. Caudell, Mitchell
Klay J. (Carol) Caudell, Seymour
Matt Caudell, Tyler Caudell, Caleb Caudell, Collin Caudell, Cain Caudell, Carly Caudell, Alison Caudell, Austin Caudell, and Miranda Caudell
4 great grandchildren
Dan (Paula) Caudell, Mitchell
2 nephews and one niece
June Morgan, Beech Grove
His parents; wife; and brother, Dale Caudell, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Hopkins and Rev. Bill Graham
officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church Building Fund or Johnson’s Christian Village