Wilbur Edward Causey

July 22, 1916December 10, 2012
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Wilbur Edward Causey, 96, passed away December 10, 2012. He was born to the late Annie Rouse and Robert Lee Causey in Dooly, Georgia. At a young age he moved to Florida, attending high school in Jacksonville, where he became an All-American football player, earning a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

He was a U.S. Navy Intelligence agent During World War II, manager of the City Service Oil Company for 35 years, and for 25 years in business with son Gary Edward Causey.

He served over 75 years as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He was the oldest living member of Fort Caroline Road Baptist Church. His passion was gardening and, as a member of the North Florida Day Lily Society in Jacksonville, he won numerous awards for his Day Lilies, including Best in Show.

He is preceded in death by wife, Evelyn A. Causey of 65 years and son Robert W. Causey. He is survived by two sons, D. Lee Causey (Anita) and Gary E. Causey (Elizabeth), 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He later married the late Chris McNeil.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Friday, December 14, 2012 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd N., Jacksonville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the funeral home Entombment will follow in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Alisha Smith (Causey)

December 8, 2013

In memory of my Papa, it will be a year soon. My heart felt you the day you went to be with Grandma & Robert. I will always remember my time with you, I love you

Terry Hutchison

August 30, 2013

A better story teller I never knew. Good bye and I love you Uncle Wilbur

May 11, 2013

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December 17, 2012

Wilbur Causey,will be missed he lived a long good life.Jim and I enjoyed listen to his life stories.when Chris came into his life i think she was a God sent. we will see you again when we get to heaven.

Jim and Darlene Harris

Mark and Tara Ondish

December 15, 2012

Words can't express how blessed we feel to have moved next to Wilbur and Chris seven years ago. They became like grandparents to my children. Through the years, Wilbur shared with them a love for gardening, amazing life stories and his great sense of humor. We will cherish our memories of him working in his Christmas workshop, cutting blooms from his lilies, enjoying gingersnaps and coffee and tending his beautiful garden. We will miss our dear friend and will think of him every day. My sympathies to those who were so devoted to him, Sharon, Gary and Lee. Thank you for sharing your father with us.

Sheryl Howell

December 15, 2012

Uncle Wilbur was a unique man. He was a delight to know and I will cherish the memories I have of him. Blessings & prayers for his loved ones.

December 15, 2012

Our prayers to the families for your great loss.
Uncle Wilbur you always brought a good laugh to so many people and of course I never knew for sure if you we're serious but only to find out you were joking.
You were truly a great man of GOD sharing many blessings with the people around you.
I remember vividly the times I came to stay with you and aunt Evelyn as a little boy and what a fun time it would be.
Thanks for all you gave of yourself, you will truly be missed.

We love you and miss you,
Harry , Yola and Family.

Jeanne Helton

December 14, 2012

What a wonderful legacy created by Mr. Causey. A life filled with devotion to Jesus, family and serving others. He is a great blue
print, in terms of earthy figures. Thank you for sharing him with us. He is safe with Jesus and awaits our arrival!

Jeff and Michele

December 14, 2012

Words can't express what Wilbur meant to us. We will miss all the stories, bible discussions, and visits we had. What a godly man. He has permanently stamped an imprint into our hearts. We love you, Wilbur.

Sherron McAllister

December 14, 2012

I am thankful for the opportunity to have known Wilbur. We were in a Life group together at Fort Caroline Baptist for a couple of years. It was always an honor to fix him a cup of coffee, half cup with cream and two sugars. He also loved HUGS. Memories of him are special to me. I know he is happy in his new home.