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OBITUARY

Eugene Murray Cashwell

November 30, 1926April 14, 2020
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Eugene Murray "Sarge" Cashwell, 93, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 14, 2020 after serving his God, family and country .

Gene was born in Roseboro, N.C. on November 30, 1926, a son of the late Evander James Cashwell and Juanita Mae Howard Cashwell.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Armed Forces, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in January, 1944. He was commissioned to the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) during World War II and served in the South Pacific Theater. The Wisconsin was engaged in numerous Naval actions, including the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Gene was injured when a typhoon struck the Wisconsin in 1945. After recuperating, he was honorably discharged.

In 1947, Gene joined the U.S. Army and later transitioned into the U.S. Air Force. He reached the rank of Master Sergeant while serving at bases in Goose Bay, Labrador; Eglin Field AFB, Florida; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Zaragoza AFB, Spain and the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in 1965 after twenty years of military service.

Gene was employed with Piedmont Ford Truck until his retirement as shop foreman after more than 30 years of service. His knowledge of diesel mechanics and his willingness to go "above and beyond" in service won him a loyal following among customers. Gene took great pride in his home garden, hunting, fishing and was particularly fond of his beagles. He was a long-time faithful member of Shining Light Baptist Church where he regarded the church members as his extended family.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Hayworth Cashwell and his second wife, Betty Hughes Cashwell; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Moore; grandson, Kyle Taylor Cashwell; and five siblings.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeannie Moore and husband Jim; a son, Wes Cashwell and wife Anne; grandchildren, Chris Moore, Meredith Mooney and husband Tyson, Carson Cashwell and wife Olivia, and Allison Moore; great-grandchildren, Evander Moore and Wesley Cashwell; sister, Judy King and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Gene's life will be by live stream only (website: SLBCNC.org) from Shining Light Baptist Church, on Sunday April 19, at 1 p.m. by Pastor Gary Blalock. Private burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Gene will lie in state at Shining Light Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Guests are requested to follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials may be directed to Shining Light Baptist Church, 4530 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Evander James & Juanita Mae Howard Cashwell, Parents (deceased)
  • Martha Hayworth Cashwell, First Wife (deceased)
  • Betty Hughes Cashwell, Second Wife (deceased)
  • Jeannie Moore & Husband Jim, Daughter
  • Wes Cashwell & Wife Anne, Son
  • Meredith Mooney & Husband Tyson, Granddaughter
  • Allison Moore, Granddaughter
  • Sarah Elizabeth Moore, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Chris Moore, Grandson
  • Carson Cashwell & Wife Olivia, Grandson
  • Kyle Taylor Cashwell, Grandson (deceased)
  • Evander Moore, Great Grandson
  • Wesley Cashwell, Great Grandson
  • Frances Teachey & Husband Ed, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruth Matthews & Husband Paul, Sister (deceased)
  • Judy King, Sister
  • Linwood King, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Marvin Cashwell & Wife Shirley, Brother (deceased)
  • Winton Cashwell, Brother (deceased)
  • George Clifton Cashwell & Wife Ella, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Cashwell is also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Farrell Childers
  • Larry Wright
  • Carson Cashwell
  • Cleve Main
  • Tyson Mooney
  • Chris Moore
  • Doug Walker
  • Coty Wallace

Services

  • Lie in State

    Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Private Celebration of Life-Live Stream (slbcnc.org)

    Sunday, April 19, 2020

Memories

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Anna Hurd

April 18, 2020

Jeannie, Growing up in church with you we had such a friendship that I cherish. Your mom and dad was like my second family. Your dad was a godly Christian man. He will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Gerry Bailey

April 16, 2020

Sorry to hear of Genes passing. I know you are grateful for the life he lived. He was a good example for his family.You always knew he loved the Lord and his church. I know you are at peace.Gerry Bailey.

Cory Dorsett

April 15, 2020

I met Sarge 20 years ago as a 28 year old buying his first home across the street. He has been a great neighbor, and friend to me . I will truly miss him, and our daily conversation. Rest in Peace Sarge, you have done well.

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Maelstrom AFB, Montana
1960

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Daddy retiring from the Air Force
1965

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Maelstrom AFB, Montana
1960

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Daddy retiring from the Air Force
1965

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Daddy with Aunt Judy

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Marvin, Ruth, Frances, Judy, Daddy, Clifton

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Judy, Grandma, Daddy, Shirley, Clifton

Biography

Eugene Murray "Sarge" Cashwell, 93, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 14, 2020 after serving his God, family and country .

Gene was born in Roseboro, N.C. on November 30, 1926, a son of the late Evander James Cashwell and Juanita Mae Howard Cashwell.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Armed Forces, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in January, 1944. He was commissioned to the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) during World War II and served in the South Pacific Theater. The Wisconsin was engaged in numerous Naval actions, including the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Gene was injured when a typhoon struck the Wisconsin in 1945. After recuperating, he was honorably discharged.

In 1947, Gene joined the U.S. Army and later transitioned into the U.S. Air Force. He reached the rank of Master Sergeant while serving at bases in Goose Bay, Labrador; Eglin Field AFB, Florida; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Zaragoza AFB, Spain and the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in 1965 after twenty years of military service.

Gene was employed with Piedmont Ford Truck until his retirement as shop foreman after more than 30 years of service. His knowledge of diesel mechanics and his willingness to go "above and beyond" in service won him a loyal following among customers. Gene took great pride in his home garden, hunting, fishing and was particularly fond of his beagles. He was a long-time faithful member of Shining Light Baptist Church where he regarded the church members as his extended family.

Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Hayworth Cashwell and his second wife, Betty Hughes Cashwell; granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Moore; grandson, Kyle Taylor Cashwell; and five siblings.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeannie Moore and husband Jim; a son, Wes Cashwell and wife Anne; grandchildren, Chris Moore, Meredith Mooney and husband Tyson, Carson Cashwell and wife Olivia, and Allison Moore; great-grandchildren, Evander Moore and Wesley Cashwell; sister, Judy King and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Gene's life will be by live stream only (website: SLBCNC.org) from Shining Light Baptist Church, on Sunday April 19, at 1 p.m. by Pastor Gary Blalock. Private burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Gene will lie in state at Shining Light Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Guests are requested to follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials may be directed to Shining Light Baptist Church, 4530 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

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