Donald Harwood Caudill, 89, of Morgantown, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Mon Health Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Lucasville, Ohio, to the late Lonnie Z. Caudill and Emma Faye (Harwood) Caudill.
Donald graduated from Valley High School, in Lucasville, in 1947. He attended Rio Grande College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. He also took courses at Ohio State University, Bowling Green University, West Virginia Wesleyan, Miami University in Miami, Ohio, and Florida State University to earn a master’s degree in education. He moved to Morgantown in 1966 with his family and became the executive director of the North Central West Virginia Learning Resources Center. He later became the executive director of RESA VII until his retirement in 1989.
He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was assigned to Walker Air Force Base near Roswell, New Mexico and Goosebay AFB in Labrador.
Donald was a member of Suncrest United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching the WVU Mountaineers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, researching his family ancestry, but mostly he was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his four children and their families, Bruce Eric (Angela) Caudill, of Morgantown, Brian Caudill, of Morgantown, Beth (Ed) Fowler, of Brandonville, and Brenda Rubenstein (fiancée, Mark Spear), of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, Matthew and Emily Caudill, Meghan (Matthew) Fisher, Wyatt Fowler, Jeramia (Noel) Fowler, Alex Rubenstein, Liam and Audrey Caudill; and four great-grandchildren, Owen, Emma and Nora Fisher and Helena Fowler. He is also survived by his extended family, Carla and Emily Spear.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann (Imbody) Caudill; his first child, Pamela Dawn Caudill; and his sister, Norma Lee.
Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, until the 1 p.m. funeral service with the Rev. Matt Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.