John Lee Caudill

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John “Johnny” L. Caudill, 86,  passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Peak Resources-Pinelake, Carthage, NC.

Johnny was a graduate of Elise High School. He enjoyed people and liked to talk with them.  He used these skills as he worked in his Daddy’s store, Caudill’s Cash Grocery in Robbins. and later as he opened his own country store on the Leman/Reynolds Mill Road, John L. Caudill’s Store. Johnny also worked for Lucks, Inc. as a Night Watchman for almost 20 years. Johnny survived Single Cell lung cancer.  Metal detecting was a hobby he enjoyed with family and many of his friends.   He liked to grow vegetables, take trips to the beach, watch Westerns on TV and collect antiques.  Johnny loved his wife, Frances’ cooking, especially cornbread and peas.  He also liked sweets and a simple meal of peanut butter and crackers. Johnny was a son of the late Woodrow and Jessie Auman Caudill and was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years: Frances; sister: Sylvia Caudill Garner.

Johnny is survived by daughters: Penny Maness (Racy), of Seagrove, Connie Loy, of Robbins; sons: Mark Caudill (Nelda) and Alex Caudill, of Robbins;  grandchildren: Hannah, Meagan, Carrie, Marlee; several great grandchildren; sister: Rose Ann Seawell (Wendell) and many friends. 

Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Pine Rest Cemetery.  

The family would like to thank the staff at Peak Resources/Pinelake for the care that was given to Johnny.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, P O Box 397,  Robbins, NC 27325.

Condolences may be made to

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Caudill family.



Graveside Service: April 29, 2023 11:00 am

Pine Rest Cemetery
Highway 705 South
Robbins, NC 27325

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  1. My prayers are being lifted to all the family, so sorry to have heard the news of his passing ..May God wrap Her s arms around the family and give you all comfort. RIP Johnny

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Johnny’s family. May they have the peace and comfort from our Lord to help them through these difficult times.

    • Randy and I are thinking of the family at this time. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. Sympathy, Love, Hugs and Prayers for Peace and Comfort for all the family.

    Jimmie Ann

  4. My deepest sympathy in this time of great loss of a wonderful man. He was a joy to care for. Many laughs were had. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. I have known John Caudill more than 18 years. He was an amazing man ! I
    visited him regularly before and after his residency at Pinelake Nursing Home. He was always
    very kind to me and I loved his humor and the stories he would tell about his life. He knew he could
    never leave the Nursing home due to his decline in health, but never complained. He loved the staff
    and enjoyed sharing humor with them. He was like a family member at the nursing home. Pinelake was extremely good to John.
    Although, some of the children didn’t visit or couldn’t visit regularly he never complained. One daughter visited him everyday which was a Blessing. He was happy to see his friends and any family members including his sister and brother n law .
    I will miss John , but know he is in a better place with his loving wife. What a GEM ! J.R. Hill

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