Southern Pines, NC

John Joseph Cauley, Jr., 86, died Wednesday September 5, 2012 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday September 10 at 10:00AM
at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick McCabe as Celebrant.

Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Born January 1, 1926 in Cambridge, MA, he was a son of the late John and Honora Haggerty Cauley.
A veteran of the US Army, he served with the 101st Paratroopers in World War II, as well as in the Korean and the Vietnam Wars. During his 26 years in the military, he earned three Bronze Stars and numerous other medals. After retirement from the army at the rank of Lt. Colonel, Mr. Cauley served as Vice President for First Security in Boston, MA. for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Howard Cauley of Southern Pines, six daughters, Kathy Currier and husband Bill of Ft. Myers, FL, Mary Bryant and husband Bob of Lynchburg, VA, Judi Ritz of Southern Pines, Theresa Brower and husband David of Atlanta, GA, Liz Landreth and husband Rick of Southern Pines, and Debbie Stein and husband Bob of Wilmington, MA, four sons, Greg Cauley and wife Mary of West Yarmouth, MA, Pat Cauley of Winthrop, MA, Danny Cauley and wife Patti of North Haven, CT, and Tim Cauley and Melissa of Sandwich, MA, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 pm at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
Burial at Arlington is scheduled for December 19th at 1pm
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors
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  1. Dear Cauley family,
    We were very saddened to learn of Col. Cauley’s passing and our sympathies and condolences go out to his family and friends.
    I know I’m not alone when I stop to realize just how many lives this good man must have touched

  2. Dear Phyllisand Family:
    Peg and I were very sad to learn last night of John’s passing. John was a very special friend and mentor to me. How well I rememebr all the times we visited clients and prospective clients together. John would announce: "

  3. Written by William Howard on Wednesday Sept 5, 2012-
    Just received word that my uncle, John J Cauley passed away in his sleep today. John was a true American hero. He was a World War II vet who served as a paratrooper with both the 101st and 82nd Air

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.The Lord will give you strength as you grieve the passing of your loved one, Mr. Cauley.
    God’s Peace,
    Pat Brown and Staff
    Aftercare Director, Pines Funerals

  5. To the Family and friends of John:
    I was saddened to hear of John’s passing this week. But as the sun warmed my face on a bench at the ASIS National Security Conference in Philadephia a warm smile cme to my face of his memory. I am greatful I had th

  6. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Cauley was a gentleman and leaves behind a fine family. Cherish all of your memories. Respectfully, Diane and Fred Nelson, Rockport and Punta Gorda

  7. Family First
    Dancing in the kitchen on the way to work each day
    Teaching us to do the right thing and now not wanting those lessons to fade
    God only knows who was sleeping in the basement, or who was the last guest
    and expecting

  8. To The John Cauley Family:
    I just learned of John’s passing and would like to extend my condolences to his family.
    John was one of my many bosses (my favorite) at First Security and mentored me through the outset of my career. He praised in pu

  9. The words on here are so kind. My Granpa was an outstanding man, one that led many and was such a peaceful, gentle man. I will miss him very much. I ask that you all still hold my Granma up in prayer for comfort.

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