Melvin F. Caudle, 88, of Fritch, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 at 10 o’clock in the morning at First Presbyterian Church with Keith Hight officiating. Interment will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Family visitation will be on Monday, July 9 from 5 -7 o’clock in the evening at Morrison Funeral Directors. Melvin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1951. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Melvin was born June 12, 1930 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Edgar Paul and Elsie Jane (Garrett) Caudle. He moved to Dumas in 1950 and went to work for Southwestern Public Service Company at the Moore County Power Plant and transferred to Amarillo Harrington Station in 1975 and retired in 1991.
He married Helen Francis Noel in Dumas on July 3, 1951. He was a member of the Dumas Masonic Lodge #1009 earning his 60 year pin in 2010. Melvin was a resident of Fritch for over 18 years, and he loved to travel, go camping and fishing. He was also known for his gardening and yardwork.
In addition to his wife Helen, and his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by two brothers and a granddaughter.
Melvin is survived by his daughters: Nancy Clymer and husband Frank of Wheeler, TX and Shirley Figueredo and husband Tony of Dumas; son: Geary Caudle and wife Debra of Amarillo. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as his very special friend Margie Brookmole.
The family suggests with heartfelt gratitude that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX 79109 or First Presbyterian Church of Dumas, 700 E. 1st or P.O. Box 1118, Dumas, TX 79029.
I didn't get the chance to get to know him as well as I would have liked, but I can say that every time he seen me he treated me like family and with respect and was truly a person i consider a blessing to have in my life . I will truly miss our Sunday visits and the conversation he would have with me. Good night my dear sweet Grandpa Melvin.
Shay FigueredoEufaula, OK
PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY.
SARA TENORIODUMAS, TX
I will always cherish Melvin's friendship and be forever grateful for the care he gave my father in his final days and the support he showed our family during a scary and serious ordeal. Thank you Melvin. We Love and Miss you.
Sharon Kaye Self MorrowCandler, NC
Prayers for your family! He was a wonderful and sweet man! All my Love, Kim
Kim FigueredoWeatherford, TX