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Virgil Eugene Caudill

Virgil Eugene Caudill, 86 years, passed peacefully on May 20, 2021 at his home with his children and family by his side.

Virgil was born March 24, 1935 in Ongo, MO in Douglas County to James Orbin and Mary Emmalee (Britten)   Caudill.

Virgil was a member of Local Union 101, Operating Engineers. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for most of his life. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

On June 12, 1954  Virgil and Doris J. Keever were united in marriage in Nodaway County, MO and from this union they were blessed with 8 children.  Later in years on March 17, 1978 Virgil and Deanna Stoddard were united in marriage in Craig, MO and were blessed with 3 children.   

Virgil enjoyed trading, hunting, fishing, collecting, and being with his family and especially his grand and great grandkids!

Virgil was preceded in death by his  parents, his five siblings, Beulah Caudill, Esther Hosey, Freida Mae Rowe, Glenn Caudill, Marvin Caudill, great grandchildren, Kian Garrett and Joshua Wooten. 

He is survived by his 11 children and their spouses, Debra Willis, Dennis & Cyndy Caudill, Sue Garms, Cindy & Bob Heck, Kathy & Chuck Miller, Pam & Garold Dabler, John Caudill, Steve Caudill, Sarah & Jason Long, Scott & Sarah Caudill, and Desmond Caudill, 24 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, siblings, Delmar Caudill, Kenneth Caudill, Leon Caudill, and Louise Rippee, companion and caregiver Deb Strutts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Virgil were Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, MO with burial following in the Ava Cemetery.  Visitation was prior to the service on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating was Rev. Oren Alcorn. Memorials may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.  Online condolences may be made to