Jon F. Caudle


Jon F. Caudle, 82, of Harwood, Missouri, formerly of Grafton, passed from this life into the presence of Christ on May 27, 2021. 

Jon was born to George & Dorothy (Fields) Caudle in St. Louis, Missouri on May 16, 1939. 

He was married to Judith on May 29, 1959. His passing was two days short of their 62nd anniversary. To this union were born three children: Jon Jr, Jeffrey, and Karen. 

Jon was converted at age 10 while visiting Chatham Bible Church. He graduated from Ste. Genevieve High School in 1957.  

He was the founding pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Grafton, serving there from 1977 (when the work was initiated) until 1984. In addition to his passion for Jesus and for Judith, he was a passionate fisherman and he enjoyed listening to St. Louis Cardinal baseball games on the radio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Lynn Moffet Caudle; and three grandchildren, Nathan Caudle, Geoffrey Caudle, and Janae Caudle. 

He is survived by his wife, Judith; two brothers, Jim (Mary) of Terre du Lac and George (Janet) of Farmington, Michigan; two sons, Jon Jr (Christina) of Harwood and Jeffrey of Quincy (Pamela Caudle of Bolivar); one daughter, Karen (Seunghwa "Paul") Lim of Pago Pago, American Samoa; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren (including 2 due in August & September); and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. 

And the question Jon asked thousands of times during his life was, "Have you received Christ as your Savior, or is that something you are still looking forward to?"

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