Dora Elizabeth Caylor

December 26, 1934May 3, 2022
Obituary of Dora Elizabeth Caylor


Berry Funeral Home

Dora Elizabeth (Wells) Caylor, age 87, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Dora was born December 26, 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a member at Fort Hill Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a church treasurer. Dora worked at Pic N Pay Shoe Store, K-Mart, BiLo, and Food City for 35 years altogether. Dora was a loving wife, mother, and mamaw, who loved to spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Howard Caylor; parents, Bill and Alma Wells; brothers, Paul and Hercules Wells; sisters, Estella Lynch, Mary Thomas, Opal Houser, Agnes Owens, Edith Byrd, Loraine Burnett, son-in-law, Rodney Mills; and granddaughter, Theddie Elmore. She leaves behind her sons, Edward (Vickie) Caylor, Mike (Kathy) Caylor; daughter, Gail Mills; grandchildren: April Buschur (Geoff), Danielle Vance (Jarrett), Morgan Lane (Ryan), Amanda Shockley (Kevin), Brett Merchant, Brittany Stickler (Ashley); great-grandchildren: Noah Woods, Amy Burk; as well as special friends Judy Whitson and Nancy Medford. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920, with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 for a 11:00 AM interment. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Caylor family.

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  • Howard Caylor Husband (deceased)
  • Alma Wells Mother (deceased)
  • Bill Wells Father (deceased)
  • Hercules Wells Brother (deceased)
  • Paul Wells Brother (deceased)
  • Estella Lynch Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Thomas Sister (deceased)
  • Opal Houser Sister (deceased)
  • Agnes Owens Sister (deceased)
  • Edith Byrd Sister (deceased)
  • Loraine Burnett Sister (deceased)
  • Rodney Mills Son in law (deceased)
  • Theddie Elmore Grand daughter (deceased)
  • Edward Caylor (Vickie) Son
  • Mike Caylor (Kathy) Son
  • Gail Mills Daughter
  • April Buschur (Geoff) Grand daughter
  • Danielle Vance (Jarrett) Grand daughter
  • Morgan Lane (Ryan) Grand daughter
  • Amanda Shockley (Kevin) Grand daughter
  • Brett Merchant Grand son
  • Brittany Stickler (Ashley) Grand daughter
  • Noah Woods Great Grandson
  • Amy Burk Great Grandaughter
  • Judy Whitson and Nancy Medford Special friends

Past Services

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Receiving of Friends

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 11, 2022