Jackie "Jack" Caudill, 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 1:18 am Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. He was born August 28, 1927 in Edenborn, Pennsylvania to the late Johnny and Maxie (Lawson) Caudill.
Jack is survived by his children, Jacqueline Crawford of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Elizabeth Collins and husband, David of Minnie, Kentucky, and Ralph Caudill and wife, Beverly of Walnut Hill, Illinois; grandchildren, Joey Akers of McDowell, Kentucky, Tracy Blackman and husband, Chris of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Lisa Hamilton and husband, Rono of McDowell, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Cody Blackmon of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Autumn Blackmon of New York, and Kelli Akers of Lexington, Kentucky; siblings, Dorothy Hand and husband, Fred of Eden, North Carolina, Mary Hamilton of London, Kentucky, and Maudie Osborne of Langley, Kentucky; and special friend, Ray Toland of Mount Vernon, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Caudill; special companion, Ruth Allen; daughter, Florence Caudill; siblings, John Caudill, Jr., Ed Caudill, Ralph Caudill, Audrey Caudill, Robert Caudill, Jimmy Caudill, Ben Caudill, and Dixie Caudill; and son-in-law, Larry Crawford.
Jack worked for many years as a coal miner and was a member of the Jefferson County Shrine Club. Jack was an avid golfer with seven holes in one and also loved spending time with his family and friends.
A Visitation will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Memorial Service will begin at 7:00 pm with Chaplain Jeff Stewart officiating. The Jefferson County Shrine Club will do a walk-through at 6:45. Memorials may be made in Jack's honor to Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information