JimmyJames “Jimmy” Edward Cauley, 87, of Warm Springs, Virginia died Thursday, July 19, 2018 at The Springs Nursing Center.

He was born June 22, 1931 in Bath County, the son of the late Arthur Brown Cauley and Louella Virginia Lockridge McFadden.  He was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cauley in Thomastown.

Jimmy was formerly employed as a shooting club manager and instructor at the Homestead Resort for 66 years, and was loved by fellow employees and guests alike.  Guests often requested him and still to this day ask how he is doing.

He enjoyed talking to people and never met a stranger.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, who he married on August 7, 1953 in Washington, D.C., Lois Jane Chestnut Cauley, P.O. Box 102, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445; daughter, Debbie Cauley Jenkins and husband Ray; grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua Jenkins, Jessica Rucker; great grandchildren, Carter Rucker, Jadea and Zoey Jenkins; brothers, Arthur B. Cauley, Jr. and wife Joan, David Marvin Cauley and wife Shirley; half-sisters: Mary Harold and husband Randy, Roberta Gail Castillo; numerous nieces and nephews; a devoted first cousin, Nell Carpenter; and a special companion, Buster.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gillispie, Carl Chestnut, Berlie Chestnut, David Chestnut, Freddie Harold, and Trey Williams.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Chestnut, Tom Moore, and Rick Turbeyville.

The family will receive friends one hour before at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath County Animal Shelter, 1164 Virginia Ave, Hot Springs, VA 24445.


  1. So sorry to hear of Mr. Cauley’s death. Prayers for his family.

  2. Uncle Jimmy your smile and Laugh will resound in my heart always. Thanks for always taking the time out to talk to me and check on me. I love you and know Heaven gained an Angel. Love, Carla Sue

  3. Jimmy and Lois I guess were the first folks I ever met that I remember. Their daughter Debbie would baby sit me and my sister. My dad thought an awful lot of this man. We would walk across the street and feed his trout. I got to see him last year and was so glad. May you rest easy, shoot straight, and tell my dad I love him and miss him. You two have a lot of catching up to do. Lois, my prayers are with you and the family and I sure wish I could be there to give you a hug. I love y’all. Mike Chapman.

  4. Please know that my thoughts go out to you and your families, as your work your way through the ups and down of losing such a great person, partner, friend & side-kick….he will be missed by so many. He’s in a better place, and he is probably showing Ralphie how to shoot skeet! God Bless you all and stay strong. Love to all….Patti Riner

  5. Cousin Jimmy always had a smile and a warm heart. I did not know he was ill and have not seen him for many years and am sad to hear of his passing. My prayers are with Lois and the entire family. Rest in peace Jimmy.

  6. So sorry to hear about your loss. Jimmy was a great man and will be missed by all. Lois we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!


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