The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

October 27, 2013

Walter Kincaid “Kin” Caudill Jr.

NORMAN — Walter Kincaid “Kin” Caudill Jr., 66, died after a long illness in Byron Bay, Australia with family by his side on April 16, 2013. He was born on Sept. 13, 1946 to Gayle and Walter Kincaid Caudill Sr. in Pauls Valley while living in Maysville.

He attended Maysville and Norman schools until his junior year in high school. Then, following his dad’s footsteps, he finished high school and two years of college at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo. He then attended OU. As an Army captain, he flew helicopters in Vietnam in 1969 for a tour of duty and returned with a Silver Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and other medals.

Kin was witty, confident, adventurous, an excellent helicopter and wing pilot and a computer geek, but will be remembered most as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather.

He married Joyce Fagan in Byron Bay, Australia, in 1971 and had two daughters whom he adored. They traveled southeast Asia and lived in Singapore for several years. He worked for Bell Helicopter and Helicopter Aviation Services as a pilot and marketing manager.

Kin was predeceased by his parents, Walter Kincaid Caudill Sr. and Gayle Ritchey Caudill; grandparents, aunts, uncles and nephew, Shaun Swank.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Jennifer Caudill of Mansfield, Texas and Amanda Caudill (Geraldo); grandson, Michael of Roanoke, Texas; siblings, Marcia Caudill Swank Parduhn Burlie (Larry) of Wichita, Kan., Dorothy Kay Caudill Ludwick Dacy and Laura Caudill Juve Southard (Fred) of Austin, Texas; nieces and nephews, Terri Ludwick Scott and son, Zachary, Lee Ann Ludwick Jones (Noble) of Austin, Texas, Monty Swank and Sam Parduhn and daughter, Sierrah of Wichita, Kan., Matt Dacy and daughter Katelyn, Jonathan Dacy (Melissa) and children, Reagan and Logan, Patrick Juve (Aubrie), all of Austin, Texas and Peter Juve of Laredo, Texas; cousins, Harvey Harmon (Karlie), Donna Harmon both of Oklahoma City and Bill Harmon of Tulsa.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

The Rev. Sylvia Shirley of Oklahoma City will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, with form from woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx, in his memory.

Norman Transcript, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Gary Paul Butler

    Gary Paul Butler was born Dec. 18, 1955, to Donald and Dolores (Hobaugh) Butler. He departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58....

    April 23, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare lung ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Jerry Maurice Harkrider

    Jerry Maurice Harkrider, 57, of Norman, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 12, 1957, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to James and Barbara Harkrider....

    April 23, 2014

  • Edwin Thomas Gossage

    Memorial services for Edwin Thomas Gossage, 31, of Norman, will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Kan. He died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Norman....

    April 23, 2014

  • Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud

    Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Carl Everett Cloud, 95, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Konawa, to Elbie Jane (Hughes) and Thomas Marion Cloud....

    April 22, 2014

  • Gordon F. Grissom

    Gordon F. Grissom, 75, of Noble, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Norman. He was born March 26, 1939, to Cyrus Dion and Nellie Stufflebean Grissom in Noble. Gordon fought an extremely courageous battle for three months with a rare ...

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as “Scott,” entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 22, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as Scott, entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 21, 2014

  • Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin

    The long and full lives of Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with burial following at Nora ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Kathryn Jeanette ‘Jan’ Monk

    Norman resident, Kathryn Jeanette “Jan” Monk, 74, stepped into heaven Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born July 29, 1939, in Ada, to Pat and Esther Harington....

    April 20, 2014