Tony Ellis Caudill, the son of Rev. Martin and Stella Caudill, was born January 5, 1936 and left this earthly life for a better home on October 2, 2020 at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 27 days due to the devastating effects of COVID 19.
Tony was a hard worker and in his younger years he traveled and worked in many western states. Later he worked many years at Springfield Grocer Co. and also at Zenith.
Before failing health put him in a nursing home, he did a lot of work for friends and family in the High Lonesome Community. Tony was a quiet man and was well liked by many friends.
Tony’s sister was a constant in his life for the last 19 years; he always had a big smile when he saw her for he knew there would be a burger and a big coke from McDonald’s.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, 3 brothers and one nephew.
He is survived by 3 sons, Gary, Larry, and Tim and one daughter, Diana Bengston, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one brother, Carroll (Carol) of Chadwick, MO, 2 sisters Edna Pruett (Bill) of Nixa, MO and Glenda Jost (Larry) of Greeley, CO, several nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.
Graveside services for Tony will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Cemetery at Ongo with the Rev. Jerry Loveland officiating.