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Memorial service for Charles McCauley, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Sulphur Springs High School Gym with Bruce Welch, Martin Watkins, Greg Owens, Dan Murrell, Matt Robinson, Fred Lewis and Dwayne McMeans officiating. Honorary pallbearers are the SSISD Administrators and the Band members and Alumni.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mr. McCauley passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Charles D. McCauley was born on March 8, 1965, in Hope, Arkansas, the son of J. Matt and Mary McCauley.  He married Diana Tillery on April 2, 1988 in Malvern, Arkansas.  Charles graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Music Education.  Charles was the Fine Arts Administrator and Director of Bands at Sulphur Springs Independent School District.  He was an Arkansas All State Trombone player and member of National Honors Society, Beta Club, Who’s Who Among American Students, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, HSU Red & Grey Line, Delta Omicron Beau, Chamber Choral, and First Baptist Church.  While at HSU, Charles played the lead roll Tevye in “The Fiddler On The Roof” alongside his then future wife who played Golde, Tevyes wife.

He is survived by his wife, Diana of Sulphur Springs, TX; son, William McCauley of Sulphur Springs, TX; mother, Mary McCauley of Sherwood, AR; sister, Anita McCauley Murrell of North Little Rock, AR; brother, Thomas McCauley and wife, Sharon of Houston, TX; one niece, five nephews and two step nieces.

Charles was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial requests can be made at or City National Bank – McCauley Account. To donate to the school scholarships for Fine Arts being made in his name, send to SSHS Principals Office.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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