Earl Samuel McCauley, 86, a resident of Cash, Arkansas, peacefully departed this life, Monday, April 10, 2023. He was born, May 5, 1936, in Rochester, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel H. and Ethel Johnston McCauley.
Mr. McCauley spent 38 years in the Air Force and Army Reserves serving his country. While in the Military, Earl earned his Master Electrician degree and license. He also worked as a Master Electrician wiring commercial and residential properties, as well as industrial machinery.
Earl’s civic involvement included serving as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 18 in Wynne, AR, an active member of the Wynne Lion’s Club, a school bus driver for the Wynne Public Schools and a volunteer for Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
He was an avid Square Dancer traveling far and wide to many square dance events and clubs throughout the Central United States. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting (deer, elk, waterfowl, pheasant, etc.).
Earl was a storyteller, quick with a joke, had a huge infectious smile and never met a stranger. He would always walk up to strangers, extend his hand for a handshake and say “Hi! How ya do’n? Where ya from?” He’ll be missed and remembered for these wonderful characteristics.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Alice Petty McCauley; one daughter; Joyce McCauley Welch and her husband Andy; two brothers: Jim and Ed McCauley; two sisters: Shirley and Kim McCauley; two grandchildren: Maddison Grace Welch and Samuel Carlton Welch.
Survivors include: his first wife Noriko Edgar; three sons Earl McCauley II and wife Yuka of Fremont, California, Howard Petty and wife Christy of McHenry, Illinois, Jim Petty and wife Cindy of Laramie, Wyoming; three daughters Lorena Orman of Cash, Arkansas, Noni Bacon and husband Andy of Grand Junction, Colorado and Evelyn Petty Aldis and husband John of Henderson, Colorado; nephews James McCauley of Roswell, Georgia, David Meuser of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Carl Meuser of San Diego, California; cousins Marge Metheny of Phoenix, Arizona and Rick McCauley of Arizona; four close grandchildren John Newby and wife Kendall, Ian McCauley, Josh Cotton and wife Emily, Sarah Cotton plus an additional 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren of Alice Petty McCauley; close friend and caregiver Mike O'Neal; good friends Joe Newby, Robert Burnette, Barry & Susie Wendelken, Jeff Parish, Bill Hawkins, Gordon Gambill, Mable Blackwood, Ronnie Haines, Larry Robinson, Randy Andrews, Linda Pinkham, Bill Webster, Steve Montgomery, Bob Mohr, Marie Edgar and a host of other family and friends.
No services will be held at this time.
Cross County Funeral Service & Crematory is honored with handling the arrangements for the McCauley family.
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