William E. ‘Hook’ Caudill, 83, 50-year Lions Club member who served with the US Navy

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William E. "Hook" Caudill
William E. “Hook” Caudill

William E. “Hook” Caudill, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 1 , 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 83.

Mr. Caudill was born on Nov. 12, 1931, in New Bern and was the son of the late Vide A. and Nancy Kirkley Caudill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Fleet Reserve and American Legion. He was a member of the Lions Club for 5o years and devoted to all its work and especially to the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home. He was a member of Gideons International and Temple Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons, Christopher Caudill, of Charlotte and Matthew Caudill, of Wilmington; granddaughter, Amanda Norwood, of Charlotte; great-granddaughter, Maydale Norwood, of Charlotte; sister, Dorothy Edwards, of Wilmington; numerous nieces and nephews; and godson, John Caudill and wife Celeasa.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Temple Baptist Church, with Dr. Steve Spangler officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Galloway Cemetery West in Supply. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any of the above mentioned organizations to which he was devoted.

Bill will be greatly missed by all his many friends and family for his unselfishness towards others.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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