Dr. Ben Cauble
Dr. Ben Cauble, 80, of Munford, Tenn., and formerly of Anna-Jonesboro, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at River Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center in Covington, Tenn.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1936, in Elco, the son of Norman “Chick” and Florence Baldwin Cauble.
After graduating from Tamms High School in 1954, he attended Southern Illinois University, receiving his bachelor of science degree, master of science degree and Ph.D. in education. He was a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum, superintendent of schools and a college instructor at Ball State University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
After retiring from public school administration, he went back to college to earn his master of arts degree in English as a second language. In his second career as a corrections education instructor at Shawnee Correctional Facility, he was awarded the Illinois Correctional Education Association Teacher of the Year Award for Region III.
After his “second” retirement, he and his wife Nita moved to Tennessee to be near his grandsons.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nita (Dillman) Cauble; two daughters, Lisa Cauble of Marion and Beth (Chuck) Bursi of Brighton, Tenn.; three grandsons, Jordan Munoz of San Antonio, Texas, Dustin Munoz and Dalton Munoz of Brighton, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Cauble of Marion; a great-grandson, Jace Munoz of San Antonio, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Norman “Lee” Cauble.
His family said his compassion and willingness to give so much of himself to others reflected the type of Christian man he was. His faith, family, and friends were the joys of his life.
The funeral procession left Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, for St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola, where graveside services followed, with Dee Armes officiating.
Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements for both Tennessee and Illinois.
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