Retired Chief Master Sergeant J. T. "Jay" Cauble, age 86, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at The Heart Remembers.
Memorial services will be 11 AM Friday, January 11, 2013, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Dr. Kent Lewis and Reverend Glenn Forsee will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 AM Friday until service time.
He was born July 6, 1926, in Salisbury, North Carolina, to the late James T. and Beulah Leonard Cauble. He was retired from the United States Air Force with 26 years of service. After the military, he worked for Converse Shoe Company for 17 years as a traffic manager. He was an avid golfer and a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Cauble.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ella Selke, of Shelbyville, whom he married in Bad Kissinger, Germany, during World War II; a daughter, Ella Marie Heaton, and her husband Bob, of Jacksonville, Arkansas; a son, James Thomas Cauble II, and his wife Linda, of Shelbyville; two sisters, Marie Rogers, of Salisbury, North Carolina and Peggy Canupe, and her husband Bill, of Mt. Ulla, North Carolina; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County, P.O. Box 584, Shelbyville, TN 37162.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.