Warrenton, Va. resident and Blue Mountain, Ms., native Albert Wayne Caviness, 69, died unexpectedly June 15.
He was the only child of Melva Lois and the late Cletus Albert Caviness. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Linda Pedigo Caviness in May 2012. They were married on April 9, 1977 in McMinnville. He graduated from Kingsbury High School in Memphis in 1961, and from Memphis State University in 1973. Mr. Caviness was a longtime resident of Maplewood, N.J. After a long career in New York he moved to Warrenton, Va., where he worked as a risk manager at Securities Investor Protection Corp. for the last 10 years. He was an Army veteran of the 9th Infantry Division with a job specialty in communication. He volunteered for the draft in 1967 and was deployed in the Republic of Vietnam from Nov. 1967 to July of 1968, during which he received the Army Commendation Medal for his service.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Leigh and Tom Jacobs of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Juliet Elizabeth Caviness and husband Jesse Fruchter of Silver Spring, Md.; son, Luther Wayne Caviness of Warrenton; sisters-in-law, Evelena Pedigo Ashburn and husband Mark of Smithville, Virginia Pedigo Newby and husband Gary of Sparta; brothers-in-law, Dr. Thurman Lee Pedigo and wife Jeanne, of Murfreesboro, Ralph Walter Pedigo and wife RayNell, and Charles Wesley Pedigo Johnson, all of McMinnville; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Union United Methodist Church on Highway 30 with Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home or prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery with military graveside rites administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Linda Pedigo Caviness Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Mrs. Caviness.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 19, 2013