Richard “Dick” W. Caudell, 58, of Newark, passed away on February 22, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 31, 1953, in Newark, to the late Earl and Mabel (Massey) Caudell. Dick was a retired Newark City firefighter, 9-1-1 operator, and former chief of the Buckeye Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of OGF.
He is survived by his wife, Linda G. Caudell, of Newark; six children, Richard “DJ” Caudell, of Indiana, Nikki Caudell, Ashley Caudell, and Gavin Caudell, all of Newark, Stephanie Hazzard, and Melissa Felton, both of Massillon; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Dwight A. (Teresa) Caudell, of Pleasantville and Ron (Teresa) Caudell, of Newark; two sisters, Ruth (James) Hite, of Lancaster and Joyce Caudell, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brother, Earl C. Caudell and a niece, Jennifer Caudell .
A memorial service celebrating Dick’s life was held February 26, 2012, at the Millersport home of Hoskinsin-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Andrew Hoover officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsonfuneral.com