Funeral services for A. L. Caudle, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 20, 2012) at First Baptist Church, Springhill where he was a deacon and faithful member, with the Rev. Ronald Morgan officiating and eulogy by Chad Bradley. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Funeral Home.
Mr. Caudle was born July 19, 1925 to Albert L. and Minilia Jane Rothwell Caudle in Bodcaw, Arkansas. He died peacefully at his home in Springhill, surrounded by his family on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
He had been a resident of Springhill since 1955. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army; was co-owner and longtime manager of Polk's Furniture City and was a past member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank and Trust.
In 2005, Mr. Caudle was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chamber of Commerce honoring his many years as an ethical businessman.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Crider Caudle, on July 14, 2010; his parents; sisters, Lillian O'Steen and Gerteen Aslin; and brother, Curtis Caudle. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his daughter, Cherry Bradley and husband, Mike of Springhill; son, Randy Caudle and wife, Susan of Bossier City; grandchildren, Chad Michael Bradley, Adam Randall Bradley and wife, Lindsey, all of Springhill, Jennifer Ann Caudle and Sarah Elaine Caudle, both of Bossier City; great-grandchildren, Chezney Reece Bradley and Weston Adam Bradley; sister, Iva Nell Miller of St. Simons, Georgia; special nephew, Dwain O'Steen and wife, Mary of Springhill; and a host of other nieces and nephews; special friends, Christie and Jared Whitlock; and their sons, Christian and Deakan.
The family wishes to thank Dr. David Law and all the staff at Springhill Medical Center, Springhill Doctors Clinic, Dr. Patrick Deere and the staff at The Promise of Bossier City and Dr. William Haynie. They would also like to thank Agape Hospice and special thanks going to Lee Jones and Dena Branton. Also thank you to his caregivers, Mattie Crawford, Cal McGill and Dino Perry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Bradley, Adam Bradley, Dwain O'Steen, C. E. "Butch" Aslin, Cal McGill, Joe Thompson, Jared Whitlock and Daniel Wood.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church, Randy's Bible Study Group and employees of Polk's Furniture City.
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