|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2001|
US Army Air Force
World War II
J D Caffey, born in Rockdale, Milam Co., TX - Son of Sanford Nicholas Caffey and Lucy Arelia Eiland.
Brother of Jesse Thomas, Bertha Pearl, Lenza Eugene, Garland Lorenza, Nancy Gertrude, Ralph Sanford, Louie Lee, Ernst Calvin, Lois Marie, Snowdy Sleeta and Arelia Faye Caffey.
J D married, 3 Jan 1946 in Rockdale, Milam Co., TX, Margaret Lou Fulcher, a daughter of Howard Nelson Fulcher and Pearl Lee Wilson.
Grandson of Lindsay R Caffey & Susan Coxe and Thomas Jefferson Eiland & Ruth Mariah Thomas.
J D died in Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.
July 5, 2001
Funeral services for J.D. Caffey, 80, were held Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 10 a.m. from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Paul Kethley of St. John's United Methodist Church and Rev. Doug Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. He died Saturday, June 30, 2001 in the Richards Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Caffey, a Rockdale resident for the past 22 years, was born in the Salty Community to Nick and Lucy (Eiland) Caffey. He worked 25 years with the Tx Highway Dept. in Houston and Cameron in the Maintenance Dept., retiring in Cameron in 1983. Mr. Caffey and Margaret Fulcher were married Jan. 3, 1946 in Rockdale. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the Rockdale VFW Post 6525. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1945. He enjoyed playing dominos and bowling and visiting at McVoy's Feed Store.
Mr. Caffey was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church OR charity of choice. Surviving are: Wife, Margaret Caffey of Rockdale; three sisters, Snowdie Green of Austin, Lois Riley of Burleson and Nubbie Christian of Arlington; three sisters-in-law, Billye Cannon of San Marcos, Irene Hester of Rockdale and Ruby Fulcher of Austin. Pallbearers were Lenza Caffey Jr., Clyde Caffey, Wayne Caffey, Clifford Caffey, John Robert Caffey, Rodney Green, Gary Green and James Caffey. Honorary pallbearers were Rockdale VFW: Otto Brogger, Truman Haupt, Roland Lawson, George Young Jr., Don Goldman, Pete Lumpkins, Charles Diver and Ryndal Brown.
From the book "Matchless Milam",
"He joined the Air Force in 1942 and was a member of the 8th Air Force -- serving most of his time in the European Theater of operations. He was discharged from the miltary in December 1945 and he and Margaret married at his homecoming in January 1946"
Sanford Nicholas Caffey (1875 - 1925)
Lucy Arelia Eiland Caffey (1879 - 1971)
Margaret Lou Fulcher Caffey (1922 - 2013)
Louie Lee Caffey (1907 - 1951)*
J D Caffey (1920 - 2001)
Arelia Faye Caffey Christian (1923 - 2005)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20897607