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Jim Caudle

veteranJul 11th, 1943 - Jan 11th, 2023

Visitation: 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Celebration of Life Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home


      James Glen Caudle, age 79, of Macks Creek, Missouri, and formerly of Xenia, Illinois, passed away January 11, 2023, at Flora Gardens Care Center.
      He was born July 11, 1943, in Xenia, the son of Kenneth and Lillian (Lee) Caudle.  He attended Xenia grade school and Flora High School, and at the age of 16, enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  He valued his service highly and attained the rank of E-6.  He proudly served his country whenever and wherever he was needed and was awarded many medals and honors for his service.
      Jim loved fishing and started at an early age using a stick, a string, and a small rock for bait.  His “fishing hole” was the family birdbath built by his dad.  Of course, he always caught the biggest fish, and his arms could stretch really long.  He enjoyed his love of fishing and passed it on to many children including his pride and joy, his great-granddaughter Josie.  Jim was a special person, and his stories will be missed by many.

      He is survived by his wife of 20 years: Donna Caudle of Macks Creek, Missouri; 3 sisters: Jackie Sue MacArthur of Friendswood, Texas, Cheri (David) Cook of Xenia, and Pat (Steve) Henry of Flora; 2 brothers: Joe Caudle of Flora and Mike (Tina) Caudle of Flora; 2 granddaughters; 1 great-granddaughter; brother-in-law and caretaker: Mike (Jackie) Hunsucker of Macks Creek, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, and friends, including his best fishing buddy, Marvin Stewart of Newton, Kansas.  
      He was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Lillian Caudle; 2 sisters: Glenda Underwood and Carmen Lane; and an infant brother: Kenneth Lee Caudle.
      A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Military funeral honors and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and checks will be accepted through the funeral home.




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Terri Gragert

January 14th

My sincere condolences to the family.

Jim and Linda Grove

January 14th

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We were classmates at Xenia grade school and FHS til Jim joined the Navy. Our condolences to the Caudle family.

Kenneth Lane

January 14th

Uncle Jim, was a true American Hero, he loved his family and his country. He was the recipient of a Bronze Star, serving in Vietnam Nam and retired from the Navy with 20 years of honorable service. We love you Uncle Jim & we will miss you ! Rest in peace.

Denise Cummens

January 14th

My heart breaks for the family as James was an amazing friend and coworker he will missed by many. My love and support goes to this Wife Donna.

Dean and Jill Lewis

January 14th

Prayers for each one of the family.

Betty and Duane Bryant

January 14th

Prayers for you all in the loss of your loved one! God be with you all!

Marvin stewart

January 14th


Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

January 15th

We are so so sorry to hear Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻

Rebecca Ball

January 16th

Sending prayers and condolences to family and friends.

David Lewis

January 17th

With love and prayers, Dave Lewis. You have my sincere sympathy.

Rhoda (Caudle)Gresham

January 17th

Rest in peace cousin. Condolences to your family. Hope the fishing is good in heaven. You should have alot if company on the fishing bank!

Denise Anderson

January 19th

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier

January 20th

Joe, et al..We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. May God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers, my dear friend.

Norma (Fatheree) and Ivan Barnett

January 24th

Our condolences to the Caudle family.

Sarah and Tom Shaw

January 24th

We send thoughts and prayers to all of the Caudle family.

Linda Lewis and Family

January 21st

Condolences and prayers for Jim's loved ones. May good memories sustain you and give comfort in your time of need. Although I didnt know Jim personally, I'm thankful and blessed to be a longtime friend of his siblings Cheri, Joe, and Pat.💞



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