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Doyle Caffey, April 22, 2024


After a two-year absence from his beloved wife, Peggy, Doyle Medford Caffey went to join her in Heaven on April 22, 2024. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Rasnick officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Stephen Caffey and Mary Lou Wheeler Caffey; his son-in-law, James Price and his wife of 64 years, Peggy Joyce Sanders Caffey.
He is survived by his son, Steven J. (Nancy) Caffey; his daughter, Cindy K. Caffey; two grandsons, David Benjamin Caffey and Aaron Tyler (Ashleigh) Caffey.
Doyle was often described as a "Gentleman Farmer." He was born and raised on the family farm here in Bedford County until it was foreclosed upon during the Great Depression. He bought
back the family farm in the early 60's, restoring the house in which he was born, and moved his family back to the farm in 1975.
His was a life of service. Doyle was one of five young men from Bedford County who left on the same day to serve their country in Korea and returned safely. He was a Master Sargent/machine
gunner. Upon returning, he obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial arts from MTSU. He was a designer for Arvin/Calspan at Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) until his
retirement in 1986. He was instrumental in bringing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to the base. He became a professional land surveyor in the late 50's working on the weekends and at
night until beginning his own company, Caffey Surveying, Incorporated in 1986. He was also a charter member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors.
Just as he served his country, he firmly believed in serving his community. He was a member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club. He served on the power board for Shelbyville Power,
Water and Sewerage as well as the Shelbyville Planning Commission.
Finally, just as he served his country and while serving his community, he also served the Lord. He faithfully served First Baptist Church as an usher and later was ordained as a deacon.
After joining Blankenship Methodist Church, he could be seen every month serving in the fellowship breakfast until he became too infirm to continue.