William "Bill" Franklin Caddell Jr.

May 20, 1931February 25, 2013
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William “Bill” Franklin Caddell, Jr. of Raleigh, lost his courageous battle with lung cancer on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Rex Hospital.

Bill was born in Moore County, NC in 1931. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Caddell, Sr. Bill attended North Carolina State University graduating in 1953. After graduating he went into the United States Army until he returned to Raleigh to begin his career with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He retired with 30 years of service. While working, he received many commendations: one of which was The Long Leaf Pine awarded to him by Governor Hunt upon his retirement from the DOT in 1983.

Bill enjoyed lots of time with the Boy Scouts. He led an Explorer troop to Philmont, NM and later joined his grandson’s troop on many occasions. He was involved in The Capital City Civitan Club where he was the President from 1968 – 1969, and awarded Civitan of the Year in 1965 – 1966.

“Pop-Pop” as he was lovingly called, was the proud grandfather of Edward “Ward” P. Currin and Ashleigh “Trent” Currin and most recently his great-granddaughter Madden Anne Currin. Being a grandparent was the biggest joy of his life and they are very grateful for that!

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann Marie Trent Caddell, children William Franklin Caddell, III (Katie) and Anne Trent Caddell Currin (Ed), Grandchildren: Ward Currin (Tucker), Trent Currin (Ben), Great-Granddaughter : Madden Anne Currin, sister Flo Hollister, brother Jim (Nancy) Caddell, many nieces and nephews that he loved along with many cherished friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Earl McDonald Caddell.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:30pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Officiating by Rev. Mac Schafer. The burial to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family wants to thank all the doctors and nurses of the Cancer Center of North Carolina and the oncology floor at Rex Hospital that cared for our Dad/Pop-Pop especially Dr. Agrawal and Dr. Yoffe.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park # 10, Raleigh, NC 27615 or Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

William "Bill" Franklin Caddell Jr.

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Trent Currin

May 20, 2013

Pop-Pop--It's your first birthday in heaven and I Miss you so very much. You taught me so much and I will forever be grateful for your guidance and love. I will see you again one day---I love you very much!!

March 5, 2013

Dear Family, I am so sorry I am just getting this link and I am even more sorry that I was unable to attend the funeral. He was a wonderful man and I really wanted to pay my respects to him and to give you my condolences personally. Though I know you all are so strong and support each other well, I am still praying for you all to gain more strength and peace. Love you all. Connie Permar, Taylors, SC

Cathy (Woodcock) Shell

February 28, 2013

Aunt Ann & Family,

So very sad to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. He was such a great man.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Durwood Pegram

February 28, 2013

Anne and family, So sorry for your personal loss and all of ours of such a wonderful, warm and caring person. Praying for your peace and comfort.
Durwood and Bernie Pegram

David Robinson

February 28, 2013

Bill was my first boss and mentor when I joined the Department of Transportation as Public Transit director in 1974. His professionalism and sound advice kept me focused on the department's priorities and helped shape my career (which is not over yet!) It was a pleasure to have worked for him. Best wishes to his wonderful family.

February 28, 2013

Ann, Ann Trent & Family:
Terry and I will miss Bill's visits to Roanoke, Va. He was a very close personal friend. I always looked forward to our getting together and our Boy Scout talks. We have lots of fond memories of a very special man.
Ray and Terry Eades - Roanoke, Va.

Woody Woodcock

February 28, 2013

Uncle Bill was always a big part of my summer fun time while I was growing up. I got to come to Raleigh and spend the week with Buzz & Sissy. Uncle Bill was always always calm and understanding with everything we wanted to do. He lived his life doing the right thing and setting the example for how we should all live our lives. If only everyone had his moral and social values, This world would be as God had planned. I will truely miss you Uncle Bill

Jim and Lynda Weaver

February 27, 2013

Ann,Ann Trent, Buzz and the entire Caddell Family....we would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful husband, dad, and "pop pop". What wonderful memories you have as you go through the days, weeks and years ahead. We were very blessed to have been your neighbor for the last 31 years and will miss Bill as much as the family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in the future....
Prayers and Sympathy to all,
Jim and Lynda Weaver

Frank Permar

February 27, 2013

I can still hear the way Bill would always greet me with a deep, bellowing "Helooo, Frank". Always so warm and welcoming. He was always so kind to me, and everybody else he came in contact with. There are certain people that we are blessed by for simply having known, be it for an hour or a lifetime. Bill Caddell was one of those people and will be greatly missed.

Marie Kivett

February 27, 2013

Bill Caddell was my boss for several years when I worked with the Dept. of Transportation. Did not keep in touch after I moved, but I do remember he was a wonderful person to work for. God bless the family.