John Caudill

Obituary of John Thomas Caudill

Tom Caudill, 89, passed away peacefully in Lake Havasu City, AZ on October 18.

Tom was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Brosia andBiner Caudill on May 13, 1929. Tom married Ann Shuping and they went on to have seven children together from 1950 to 1964.

Tom, along with his family settled in Jacksonville, Florida and later relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 1964. Tom’s career flourished in the mortgage banking industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He was voted “Mr. Beam” by his coworkers as “Best Employer at Pennamco” and wasselected by the Mortgage Banking Association to assist in the development of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guide for servicing insured mortgages.

Tom was a loyal and supportive Washington Redskins fan and continued to support the team until his passing. There weren’t many days you could catch him without his team’s ball cap on. Somewhere up there we can hear him singing our fight song “Hail to the Redskins”. It was this same dedication and commitment that he instilled in his children and portrayed to all of us in his everyday actions.

Later in life, Tom became an avid runner and retired to Columbia, Maryland in 1983. You could almost always find him running 5 miles per day and then after his run bike riding for another 20 miles at Centennial Park Lake in Columbia.  Tom competed in many 5k races and was often the victor within his age group. He was always welcomed by his many friends for these passionsand taught those of us in younger generations how to “keep up”.

Tom is preceded in death by his former wife Ann Shuping Caudill, parents Brosia and Biner Caudill, brother TalmadgeCaudill and daughter Vickie Ann Caudill.

Tom is survived by his sons Tom (Karen) , Mike (Peggy), Chuck (Dara), Don (Barbara), Joe and Brad (Mandy) Caudill and John (Lisa Maynard)Sobraske, 5 grandchildren (Sarah, Ali, Mickey, Emily and Liam) and 3 great-grandchildren (Zoe, Vaughn and Maddox) along with a whole host of adopted children, families and friends.

The family will be holding private services in memory of Tom all over the U.S in the coming weeks. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at Send a free card at In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a memorial donation in Tom’s honor to the Alzheimer’s  Association at

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