John M. Caywood

Newport News, Virginia

1930 - 2017


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NEWPORT NEWS - John M. Caywood was born September 8, 1930 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. He passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017 with his devoted wife by his side. John graduated Cum Laude from Lincoln Memorial University with a BS degree in Physics and Math. He also earned a Master's degree...

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Mr. Caywood truly was an inspiring educator. He was well loved by the students at Clintwood High School in Dickenson County, VA where he spent some time and where his presence was missed when he left to further his education. Sincere sympathy to all who loved him.

Have such fond memories of Mr. Caywood when he was at Clintwood High School...

The standard that Mr. Caywood set is the model for all educational leaders to emulate; regardless of the era. He IS what we wish for all principals to be. Compassionate, intelligent, visionary, with integrity as its foundation.

A leader within NNPS, the VHSL, and teh City of Newport News, his leadership inspired us to be confident in our endeavors without compromise to circumstances.

Well done Mr. Caywood.

John was a principal's principal. Great leader, good friend and a credit to the profession. Deepest sympathy to his family. John, you will be missed and remembered.

A wonderful man who inspired so many. My deepest condolences to his family for such a loss. His legacy will live on in our hearts.

Blessings and prayers to the Caywood family. Mr. Caywood was my principal when I started my career as a teacher and athletic trainer at Menchville. I would have never succeed in both without his love and guidance. Dianne Limerick

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. John Caywood, one of the nicest man I have ever known. His leadership at his Menchville family was more than incredible. I have learned so much from him and will always be thankful to have had the opportunity to work with him. I am praying that his family can go on with their lives, knowing that he is now in heaven.

Our condolences to your family, what a kind, loving example John and
Shirley made in our neighborhood. Hang in there Shirley, God is taking over where you left off, he is now resting in his arms, at peace.
Your family is lifted up in prayer, love, the Eppes Family

He was a good man and great leader. Condolences to his family, may you rest peacefully.

Margarete (Burns) Bailey
Class 1973