Billy Caves

Billy Lafayette Caves

Friday, December 27th, 1935 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Billy Lafayette "Buddy" Caves, 84, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his daughter's residence.

He was born on December 27, 1935, in Algoma, W. Va. to the late Robert and Martha Peggins Caves.

After graduating from High school in West Virginia, Billy enlisted in the U.S. Army where he would proudly serve during the Korean Conflict.

He became employed with Salem Glass Company following his discharge and spent the next 30 plus years as a glass mechanic before retiring.

Billy had a gift in woodworking, as he was well known for building various things, even furniture, for those he loved. He also enjoyed gardening and could grow the prettiest tomatoes you ever saw.

Above all, he will mostly be remembered by those who love him most, as a loving and caring man! He would do anything for his family!

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Sisk Caves; special son-in-law, David Carl; five sisters, and one brother.

Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his daughter, Nita Caves Carl, of Salem; granddaughters, Melinda Hathaway (Ben), of Salem, Melissa Carl, of Salem, and Stephanie Neighbors (Cory), of Copper Hill, Va.; great-grandsons, Benjamin and Zachary Hathaway, of Salem, and Levi Neighbors, of Copper Hill, Va.

In keeping with Billy's wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, where military rights will be recognized for his time of service.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care, for their acts of kindness and professionalism during his illness, and his nurse, Sharon, with Kindred Hospice, for her loving care.

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    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Frank Whittaker

Posted at 08:22pm
Condolences to you and your family over the loss of Bill. I and my Dad had many days of fun hunting with Bill. Bill and my Dad worked together at Salem Glass for many years. Again, sorry for the loss.

Kim Davis

Posted at 02:46pm
I am so sorry to hear about Buddy’s passing. He really was a great man. So well liked by all of us on Bruce. So glad I got the privilege of knowing him and growing up next to him and Joanne.

Debra Beaty

Posted at 09:29pm
I met Bill when my husband LJ started working at Salem Glass in Salem Va He was a very precious Man He was also a very good friend of my Father-in-law Mr Beaty Much Love to his Family

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