Dateline: December 4, 2003


Funeral services for John Morgan McCauley, age 87, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2003, in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Ron Suiter of Canyon, officiating. Masonic graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. in River View Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. McCauley died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, in Amarillo.  He was born January 11, 1916, in Throckmorton, Texas, and was a resident of Howardwick for ten years before moving to Amarillo seven years ago.  He married Willie Frances Abston on September 11, 1986, in Howardwick.  He had owned a dry cleaning and tailor business in the 1940s and 1950s, had worked in road construction, and was an independent distributor for the Dr Pepper Company before his retirement.  He was a lifetime member of the Memphis Masonic Lodge and a former long time member of the Simmons-Noel American Legion Post in Memphis.  He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the Bell Avenue Church of Christ in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Philip McCauley, in 1985; by a sister, Elfleta McCauley, and by a brother, Roy Den McCauley.

Survivors include his wife, Willie McCauley of Amarillo; two daughters, Jondel Moffett of Clarendon and Paula Pollock of Robert Lee, Texas; one son, Swayne Eric McCauley of Cordova, Tennessee; three brothers, Bob McCauley and Neal McCauley, both of Bowie, and Lee McCauley of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous step great grandchildren; and three step great great grandchildren.


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