Harry & Bryant Company

500 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC


Robert Wallace Cauble

February 7, 1926October 27, 2019

Robert W. “Bob” Cauble passed away at the age of 93 on 27 October 2019, at his residence in Dilworth, where he lived for 55 years. Bob was predeceased by his wife of nearly 72 years, Rebecca Correll Cauble; his adoptive parents, Wallace Hinkle and Mary Jones Cauble; and his biological parents, Nelson Duncan and Evelyn Lashbrook Bland. He is survived by his seven children: Pamela Cauble of Asheville, NC, Patrick Correll Cauble Lashbrook (Debby) of Johnson City, TN, Trish Rupert of Charlotte, NC, Kevin Cauble (Kay) of Concord, NC, Gary Cauble of Belmont, NC, Kathleen Cauble McDermott of Charlotte, NC, and Rebecca “Kitty” Cauble Smith (Michael) of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by three siblings, Patricia Marsh of Louisville, KY, Sterling Cauble (Norma) of Batesville, IN and Pearl Bradley (Ralph) of Hurst, TX; plus twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. At the time of his death he was the oldest person in any of the families he was a part of, biological or adoptive.

Bob was born on 7 February 1926 in Elizabethtown, KY, to Nelson and Evelyn Bland and given the name Charles Layman Bland. Due to unfortunate circumstances and with heavy hearts, they very sadly decided to leave him on the doorstep of Reverend Wallace and Mary Cauble in Louisville when he was a month old. He was pronounced a “gift from God” and received exuberantly by the Cauble family.

Before he was a year old he was adopted by the Caubles and his official birthday was changed to 2 February 1926. Wallace Cauble was a minister and the family moved a lot. As a result, in twelve years of school, Bob attended 14 different schools in Kentucky, Indiana, Philadelphia, PA and Toronto, Canada. Bob was most proud of graduating from Louisville Male High School where he was a 1st Lt. in the ROTC Band. While he didn’t make the Honor Roll, he liked to say that he was in the third of his class. At age 17 Bob joined the Navy in January of 1944. After Boot Camp he was sent to Sonar School and was assigned to the sub-chaser, USPC1401 in the Pacific and was discharged in May of 1946, as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. In August of 1946 he met Rebecca Ruth Correll and they were married a year later on 23 August 1947. As time passed and the children kept coming, Bob always had at least two jobs. He started with Eastern Air Lines in 1946 in Ramp Services, then the Ticket Counter, then Computer Sciences and finally as the #1 Reservations Agent in Charlotte. He retired in 1983 with almost 40 years of service. During that time he served in Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC.

There were many things he enjoyed doing: fixing things, (anything!), playing his trumpet, marching with the band at Male High, learning to fly, (in his younger days, for sure), dabbling in photography, bowling, genealogy research, playing cribbage, learning sign language, being part of the camera crew at Hickory Grove Church, reading a good mystery or historical novel, watching football, writing down stories about what he considered to be a very happy childhood, sharing magic tricks and jokes with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, shooting pool at Dilworth Billiards, playing Trivia, meeting up with his EAL friends twice a month, donating his blood platelets at the Red Cross, grocery shopping and running errands, just to name a few. No matter where he went, he made a point of having a good time. He refused to use any self-serve checkout line. He wanted to talk to the cashiers and not be in a big hurry!

He was known for his easy conversation and good sense of humor. He didn’t give much advice but he did claim to have the secret to a happy life in three simple steps. Laugh a lot. Be flexible. Keep your expectations in check. It worked for him.

The service to honor Bob’s life will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church on Saturday, November 2, at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment with Military Honors will take place that morning at 11:30 am at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, Bob and his family would be pleased to have donations made to the Hospice & Palliative Care at www.hpccr.org or to Foundation Fighting Blindness at www.fightingblindness.org.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


Robert Wallace Cauble

have a memory or condolence to add?

Pamela Fowler

November 1, 2019

This is pam fowler I worked at harris teeter on east blvd and I have enjoyed waiting on your dad my deepest sympathy to you and your family I have retired from harris teeter on east blvd I live on 6301 vernedale rd I wish all of you happy holiday and I enjoyed meeting all of you


October 31, 2019

Cauble Family,

I have so many wonderful memories of Bob and other family memories from Eastern Air Lines. Also, with Becky at First Union
and later after EAL.
They are now together again and smiling .
Sending love and prayers of sympathy to you all.

Ann L. Lightsey

Rachel Campbell

October 31, 2019

His smile and jokes will be greatly missed, always made us laugh.


October 31, 2019

Cauble Family,
I have so many wonderful memories with Bob and family members at Eastern Airlines. Also with Becky at First Union after Eastern.
So sorry for your loss but they are now together again and smiling.
Sending love and prayers of sympathy to you all.

Ann L. Lightsey

Terry Frazier

October 31, 2019

Sharon and I could not have designed better neighbors than the Caubles. The Caubles were like family that you don't do Christmas with, but they're always there when you need them. You don't exchange gifts on holidays, but when someone's sick, food crosses the shared driveway.
Several years ago, I spent some time working with Bob and Becky on her quilting book, doing a little editing and trying to figure out ways to market it. She was very proud of that creation and Bob was totally supportive. I enjoyed being part of that project.
Something that I always felt was special about Bob was his voice. He had a soft, inviting voice. Bob's voice was a hug.

Sharon Frazier

October 31, 2019

Bob was my neighbor and friend for 42 years. If there were a best neighbor on the planet award, it would go to him. He was like a second dad to me. I will always remember his laughter and jokes, his stories, his rides to the airport, co-use of lawn equipment, tools and trash bins, and sharing food back-and-forth. He fixed more thing is at my house than I can recount. What a gentle sweet loving soul. Heaven gained an angel for sure at his passing.

Jerry & Carolyn Wallace

October 31, 2019

Bob will be sorely missed by friends and family. He was a great man who did not mind working to assist friends along the way. I called on him many times for work to be done, and was never disappointed in any work he did. He was gracious, kind hearted and truly admired by all. God Bless the family of Bob...Jerry & Carolyn Wallace

Bob Brown

October 31, 2019

I enjoyed working with my good friend, Bob, at Eastern Air Lines in the Computer Sciences and Reservations Departments and having fellowship with him at Retiree Association events. My wife, Dora Lee and I will miss him very much.

Dick and Judy Kelly

October 30, 2019

To the Cauble family,
Never met anyone quite like Bob. He was a joy to be around and be a friend to. Never did I not see a smile on his face or a joke on his lips. Amazing he was!! We will all miss he a lot. Now he’s one of those angels who will spread joy in the heavens and. E with his loved Becky. All aboard Bob💕

Linda Ludecke

October 30, 2019

Cousin Bob will always be in my wonderful memory category. He was such a warm LOVING man. He will be greatly missed. He is with his Becky now.