Phillip D. Caudill


Phillip D. Caudill, 65, of Seymour, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, in Newport News, Virginia.

Born May 28, 1950, in Oscaloosa, Kentucky, he was the son of George and Claudia Clark Caudill, both of whom preceded him in death.

Phillip graduated in 1969 from Brownstown Central High School and from Ivy Tech State College in 1990. He went to work at Arvin Meritor in Columbus until his retirement.

He enjoyed spending as much time as he could on his motorcycle. His bike of choice was the Venture, and he was a member of the Venture Club. He drove anywhere and everywhere east of the Mississippi River, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and even “Slayed the Dragon” by driving the Dragon Trail in 2014. He participated several years in the Memorial Day Ride and the Miracle Day Ride in Indianapolis. He was constantly tinkering in his garage and repaired several bikes for resale.

He was an avid reader who enjoyed Louis L’Amour and Tom Clancy. He enjoyed Western movies and watching tennis on television. He loved spending time with children and was a substitute teacher. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren.

Phillip was a selfless man who would drop anything to help someone in need and would give his last gallon of gas out of his own tank.

Survivors include his children, Aubrey (Bryan) Applegate, Jess (Shelley) Caudill, Brendon (Megan) Caudill and Josiah (Jazmin) Caudill; 10 grandchildren, Rhiannon, Aydon, Brauc, Lance, Jacob, Natilee, Dalylah, Elijah, Hazel and Kendyll; a brother, Jeff Caudill; and two sisters, Barbara (Glenn) Hughes and Cathy (Willard) Abel.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Crawford and Donnie Caudill.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Voss Chapel in Seymour. Burial will follow at Old Regular Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Aubrey Applegate to offset funeral expenses.

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