Shirley Mackley Caudle, 61, Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 4, 2008, at her home following a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. A native of Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Stanley & Bruce Mackley, Sr.
Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was president and owner of East Tennessee Office Supply for several years. Shirley was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Colorado Street, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, James Michael 'Mike' Caudle, Johnson City; a son & daughter-in-law, Michael Wayne & Cyndi Butler Caudle, Erwin; two grandchildren, Cody Lee & Cadie Michelle Caudle of Erwin; three sisters & brothers-in-law, Betty M. Oler, Limestone, Thelma M. & Bob Greer, Jonesborough, and Glenda M. & Louie Blevins, Johnson City; a brother & sister-in-law, R. L. & Linda Mackley, Norfolk, VA; a special uncle and aunt, John & Betty Mackley, Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy & Bruce 'Smokey' Mackley.
A Celebration of Life service for Shirley M. Caudle will be held at 8 PM, Monday, January 7 at Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff and Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 - 7:50 PM on Monday. A Committal service will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Shirley Caudle Library, c/o First Freewill Baptist Church, P. O. Box 444, Johnson City, TN 37605.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by signing the guestbook at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Caudle family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, 610-7171.