News Death Notice

CAULLEY, Gary L. age 81, of Washington Township in Centerville, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at The Sanctuary of Wilmington Place in Dayton. Mr. Caulley was the former Principal of Harmon School in Oakwood from 1967-1971. In 1972, Gary returned to the classroom to teach sixth grade reading and language arts at Smith School in Oakwood until his retirement in 1979 due to ill health. Teaching was Gary's passion and he truly loved it. Prior to coming to Oakwood, Mr. Caulley was Principal in Logan County, Tipp City, Trotwood and New Lebanon School systems. He began his teaching career working with seventh and eighth graders at Carbon Hill and Enterprise in Logan County. Gary taught all grade levels at two private academic tutorial services, The Little Red School House and The Gas Light Academy. Gary was born on August 1, 1931 in Lawrence County, Ohio to Earl and Martha Fradd Caulley. He lived south of Dayton in Oakwood, Kettering, and Centerville since the 1960's. Gary graduated from Waterloo High School in Waterloo, OH. He studied at The Ohio State University and graduated from Rio Grande College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Gary received a Masters of Education Degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Later, he did advance graduate work at both the University of Dayton and Wright State University. Mr. Caulley was a member of Normandy United Methodist Church. He was a life member of both the Ohio Education Association and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, as well as, a member of the Oakwood Retired Teachers Association. Gary received the Community Leader of America Award and was selected to appear in the 1969 edition of their publication in recognition of his past achievements and outstanding service to the community and the State of Ohio. Mr. Caulley was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Francis Caulley and Phyllis Lester; his three brothers, Rodney, Earl, and Glenn Caulley; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Della S. and Francis Marion Mendehall; and brother-in-law, Donald L. Smith. Gary is survived by his wife, Joanie, of Washington Twp.; his son, David L. Caulley, of West Portsmouth, OH; his daughter, Janice R. Stinson (Richard) of Castalia, OH; his five grandsons, Derrick Caulley, of Portsmouth, Clark (Tara) Stinson, of Port Clinton, Grant (Mackenzie) Stinson, of Bellevue, Luke and Brent Stinson, of Castalia; his two sisters, Reatha Woods, of Washington Court House and Hope Glazier, of Ironton; his two brothers, N. Wayne (Sally) Caulley, of Myrtle Beach, SC and Homer (Jeanette) Caulley, of Fort Wayne, IN; sisters-in-law, Pat Smith, of Kettering and Joyce Blue and brother-in-law, Lohman V. Blue, of Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA. Several nieces and nephews, as well as, a host of friends and relatives also survive Gary. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering with Rev. David Hoffelt officiating. Private burial services will be conducted at David's Cemetery. The family requests, if desired, that memorial contributions be made to the Fairmont Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund. Arrangements in care of Reis Legacy Center Meyer-Boehmer Chapel on Clyo Road in Centerville. Words of encouragement may be sent to

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 22, 2013