Wesley G. Caviness, Jr., age 74 of Carthage died Friday, October 29, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late W. Glenn and Margaret Batchelor Caviness. Wes graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1965 and attended Sandhills Community College and the North Carolina School of Banking.  He spent most of his working career in banking. He worked with Carolina Bank and later BB&T for 29 years, where he was an Assistant Vice President. He then worked with the Moore County Tax Department for 10 years as a real estate appraiser. 

He was preceded in death by his sister Glenda Schilling.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Callahan Caviness; son Glenn Caviness and wife Jennifer of Carthage; sisters Lea Scott and husband Les of Southern Pines, Barbara McDaniel and husband Jack of Pennsylvania; granddaughter Laura Caviness. 

Wes enjoyed playing tennis, working in the yard, and living life to the fullest with Amy. Earlier in life, he was an active member of the Carthage Jaycees and Lions Club of Aberdeen.

A private family graveside service will be held at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen. 

Memorials may be made to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, PO Box 905, Carthage, NC 28327 or online at https://www.moorecountync.gov/sheriff/animal-services.

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com


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  1. Amy and family, Wes was such a nice man. We are really sorry to hear of his passing..
    He was always helpful to us when he was at BB&T. We are thinking of all of you. God bless.

    Mickey & Mona Kirkland

    • Amy, Glenn and Family,
      We are so very sorry of the passing of Wes. We have such great memories of him and our families. Such a great man. Our dad cherished his friendship always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time and days ahead. Please let us know if we can do anything. Sending you love.
      -Whitney (Sponenberg) Stover and Family

  2. Amy and Glenn, Wes is a member of our family and will always be remembered as a member of our family. We have great memories we will call on when we need to feel better about life and need to put a smile on our face. My brother Bobby, Spony to Wes, had one of life’s greatest treasurers in his friendship with Wes. And, it was a treasure Bobby shared with us. The Sponenberg family loved him and his family and pray for God’s peace to be with you and family in the days ahead and for the rest of your lives. God bless.

  3. Amy, Glenn and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Wes and he will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Amy and Glen and Family,
    What good memories I have of Wes and you all as being neighbors. You know how much we loved you all. Mama and daddy thought the world of you. There are so many funny antics of Wes and daddy and how much your friendship meant. Of course Wes and daddy could get into trouble at times. I’ll never forget the dirt bikes accident they had. They were trying to show off!! Wes was so nice to us and you all were great neighbors. May the peace of Christ be with you! Love, Cathy

  5. Amy and family,
    My heart goes out to you all. Praying for peace and comfort for you during the time of your loss. Wes will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed talking to him when he would come in the office. Hugs, Leslie Hinson

  6. Amy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I always loved working with and seeing Wes in Carthage while he was with the tax office. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Amy, Glenn and Family, we are so sorry for your loss may God be with you at this sending our prayers and love.
    Kathy & Stan Buie

  8. Amy and Glenn-I am deeply saddened to hear of your great loss. Wes was always smiling and full of fun. He was always the same whether I just saw him yesterday or five years ago. We shared alot of laughs when I worked with Amy and Wes worked across the street at the bank. To know Amy was to know Wes. My heart is with one of the nicest families I have ever known.
    My love to you-
    Shelby Kirkland Martindale

  9. Reverend Mattheue and Louisa Locklear. We loved every minute spent with Wes and Amy! Wes had health problems, yet we kept them in our prayers. they were faithful members of Carthage UMC during our years pastoring that congregation. thank you Mrs. Amy for supporting our ministry. Please know we are praying for you and Glen, Jennifer, and Laura, during your bereavement.

  10. Glenn, I’m so sorry for your loss. Wes was always a kind person, a friendly neighbor. I know you and your mom will miss him dearly. Love & prayers to you all.

  11. Amy and Glenn,

    I’ve been thinking of you both this week and about what an important friend my dad had in Wes. I’ve been remembering all the cookouts they worked on together, and the Wes and Spony high school stories that were revealed on those occasions. Our whole family has happy memories because of that friendship. Wes was a warm, funny, and welcoming person, and a kind godfather to me. We will all miss him.

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