Arlie P. Caudill, 88

Arlie P. Caudill, 88, of Wabash, died at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at his home. He was born May 30, 1927 in Harlan County, Ky., to P.W. and Donie (Wells) Caudill.

Arlie married Ruth Powell in Clintwood, Va on May 30, 1951.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from GenCorp in Marion in 1989 after 23 years, and also worked as a coal miner. He was affiliated with the Grand Street Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening, and was a master of all trades.  He also loved his 4-paw family.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Caudill of Wabash, five children, Jeannie (Sterl) Stamper, Shelia (Corky) Ross, and Joyce (Mike) Fisher, all of Wabash, Marsha (Jim) Baumgartner of Roann, Rick (Felicia) Caudill of Denver; two sisters, Alma Wenzel of Red Wing, Minn., and Rosie Gadd of Alexander, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, six sisters, and his great-great-granddaughter Lahna Joy Lutz, who died Feb. 9, 2015.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater and Pete Powell officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash with the Rev. John Denniston officiating.  Friends may call 4-7p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Animal Shelter.

The memorial guest book for Arlie may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 16