Dwight Franklin Causey
Dwight Franklin Causey, 86, passed away June 22 at his son's house in Charlotte. Dwight was a long-time resident of Greensboro before retiring to Garden City, S.C. with his wife Hilda in 1985. He retired from the local Coca-Cola Bottling Company where he was Office Manager, and was active in his Hillsdale Park community, and his church, St. Paul Presbyterian.
A WW II veteran, Dwight served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Manila Bay and saw active combat duty in several Pacific campaigns including the liberation of the Phillipines. His military service gave him great pride and his family and friends will long recall his stories of air attacks on his ship.
He was also a man of strong faith. Both in Greensboro and Garden City he filled his life with service to his church and his community.
A graduate of Asheboro High School, he went to work for Coca-Cola after the war, and married Hilda Mae Taylor on July 5, 1946. They raised three sons in Greensboro before retiring to their Garden City retirement community where they enjoyed the beach and visits from friends and family during the summer.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda; brother Hubert Clarence Causey of Asheboro; and sister Betty Jean Westbrook of Garden City.
Surviving are sons Franklin David Causey and wife Sherry of Charlotte, Mark Clarence Causey and wife Priscilla of Enochville, and James Kevin Causey and wife Tammy of Phoenix, AZ.
Dwight has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at a memorial service at 2pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Paul Waccamaw United Methodist Church, 180 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island , SC 29585
Published in The Sun News on June 27, 2013