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Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights ST, Hot Springs, AR

OBITUARY

ALVIN E "Buddy" CAUDELL Jr

March 25, 1947June 26, 2020

Alvin E. Caudell Jr., “Buddy”

Alvin E. Caudell Jr., “Buddy”, 73 passed away peacefully at home, June 26, 2020. He was born March 25, 1947 to the late Alvin Elvert and Pearl Caudell in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Buddy retired from Weyhauser after 30 years in 2001, to pursue his passion of taxidermy fulltime. He loved the great outdoors, deer hunting and fishing, but above all he loved his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister Allene Dacus and a son-in-law Earl Martin, Jr.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 54 years Katherine Caudell; son Tim (Susan) Caudell; daughter Deborah (Tony) Bettis; grandchildren Jessica (Chris) Hunnicutt and Earl Martin; great grandchildren Miya and Neya Hunnicutt, Brylee and Braxton Bettis; brother and sister Gene (Monna) Caudell, Alta Jackson and Audrey (Mark) Reighard.

Pallbearers are Kevin Ashcraft, Rickey Ballew, Rickey Mayberry, Rickey Kellar, Roger Kellar, Greg Kellar, David Terry and Jim Dacus

Please join us celebrating his life. Visitation will be held at Gross Funeral Home, Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday at Gross Funeral Home Chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Katherine Caudell, Wife
  • Tim Caudell (Susan), Son
  • Deborah Bettis (Tony), Daughter
  • Jessica Hunnicutt (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Earl Martin, Grandson
  • Miya & Neya Hunnicutt, Great Grandchildren
  • Brylee & Braxton Bettis, Great Grandchildren
  • Gene Caudell (Monna), Brother
  • Alta Jackson, Sister
  • Audrey Reighard (Mark), Sister
  • Alvin Elvert Caudell Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lilly Pearl (Thomason) Caudell, Mother (deceased)
  • Allene Dacus, Sister
  • Earl Martin, Jr, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kevin Ashcraft, Pallbearer
  • Rickey Ballew, Pallbearer
  • Rickey Mayberry, Pallbearer
  • Rickey Kellar, Pallbearer
  • Roger Kellar, Pallbearer
  • Greg Kellar, Pallbearer
  • David Terry , Pallbearer
  • Jim Dacus, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitaion

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

ALVIN E "Buddy" CAUDELL Jr

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Saink Greene

July 7, 2020

The family of the late Gene Barham extends heartfelt condolences to Buddy's family and friends. We cherish fond memories of a mischievous twinkle in his eye, his infectious laughter, and his love for his family and friends.

Saink, Senie, and Olen

Renita Philley-Hale

June 29, 2020

We were blessed to care for Mr. Caudell in his final weeks on this earth.
Renita Philley-Hale, MS
Bereavement Coordinator
Dierksen Hospice

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY