Julius Rowan Cauble

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Asheville - Julius R. Cauble, 74, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2002. He was a native of Asheville, son of J.M. (Bits) and Irene Ramsey Cauble.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Norma Rhudy Cauble; his brother, Frank Lane Cauble of Asheville; and by his sons, Gerry Douglas, David Lane, and wife Lora, and Duane Lee Cauble, all of Hendersonville. He also is survived by his niece, Elizabeth Kincannon Shore, and husband James Earl Shore, of East Bend, NC and great nephews, Ryan Cauble and Josh Shore and innumerable friends made throughout his life.

He was a telegrapher with Southern Railway for a period of 23 years, during which time, he served in the US Army as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He also served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

His contributions to this state include his founding directorship of Private Protective Services Board, serving for 10 years. He was past president of the North Carolina Private Detectives Association. He owned and operated Cauble Investigations for 35 years. He held in high esteem his country and was a member of the VFW. He was a member of the Biltmore Masonic Lodge #446 and was a Shriner.

He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing and hunting; traveling extensively in this pursuit, accompanied by his wife, who shared his sporting life.

He was a teller of tales, lover of animals, teacher of principles that he carried throughout his life, to the joy of all who knew him. He passed onto his sons the love of nature, joy and skill of fishing and hunting. He along with a great friend were the first known water skiers on the French Broad River.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue at 4 p.m. The Biltmore Masonic Lodge #446 will open at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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  1. I met Mr. Cauble only once, this past December, but what a nice man he was! I wish I had known him better and longer. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. I am praying for you and your family during this time.

  3. Duane,
    My sympathies go out to you and your family. You are in my prayers and may the peace of God comfort you during your time of loss.

  4. I knew Julius for over 30 years and I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with his family during their time of loss. May God bless you.

  5. Duane…I am very sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in my prayers. I can’t find the right words to say, but time does make things easier, and the memories will be bright moments in the days to come. Your father will be greatly missed by all that knew him, and all that knows his family. I love you and I want you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family during your time of sorrow.

  6. Duane and family-
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your father was a special man. Lean on God’s strength and that of your family to get you through.

  7. God Bless you & your family during this difficult time.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Larry Duckworth

  8. Duane, even though I have to be out of town, on Tuesday, I wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know this is a ddifficult time for you, and I know how much your Dad meant to you–my wonderful Dad passed away in 1981. You have a good family, and you will work through this trying time. I look forward to seeing you at the YMCA.

  9. Duane, My prayer is that the peace of God that surpasses ALL understanding, be with you at this time of your loss of your dad. To you, and to your family and friends that share in this loss.

  10. Duane,way back some 40 years ago I would visit my grand parents on 40 Belmont and now my mom lives at 47 Belmont.I saw this in the paper and wanted to send my condolences.Even though 40 years has passed since we sledded or played football like the boys we were back then,some people you just know for life regardless of lapses in communication.At this time reflect on good times of days gone by.My sympathies to you and your family which really you are the one person I have known longer than anyone else.Take care.

  11. Duane
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Time will heal your broken heart. Trust in God to get you through this difficult time.

  12. So sorry we couldn’t make the funeral as we are currently in Myrtle Beach on our way to the Bahamas. Our deepest sympathy to Julius’s family. Betty Dover, Julius’s first cousin.

  13. Duane & Family, I’m deeply sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His Peace, and may you sense His Comfort. Your friend, Ryan

  14. Duane, I was sorry to hear about your Dad. Sounds like he was one heck of a guy! Hope to see you soon. Neal Gagnon

  15. From all the crew members and management team at bojangles. You are one that will be missed. I dont think there was a day went by that you did not stop by to see us. You will be greatly missed by all of us.

  16. Duane – I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts, as is your family. I pray the memories of all the good times will help you bear the pain you are now feeling. Just know that all your friends care! Sherri

  17. Dear Norma and family,
    Having just lost my husband I share in your grief. God Bless you as you accept His will. Irma

  18. Norma and Family, Thanks for your call telling me about Julius. I emailed Irma Lois after I talked with you and noticed she has already posted a message of mamory.
    Julius, Frank, their cousin the late Decard Dover, Jr. and a lot of others go back many years to old Vance School. We are never ready in life to lose our loved ones and the only comfort comes with a real Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. Please know that your old friends in the Class of 43 are all thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers.

  19. Duane & family,
    Mark called me with the news about Julius. The obituary is beautifully written and portrays his life well. My thoughts of heartfelt sympathy are with you.

  20. Lane and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to learn of your Pop’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    God Bless You,


  21. Norma,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.The loss will be hard
    but we still have our memories.Hope Decard and Julius are having a great time in Heaven.


  23. Dear Norma,
    We’re very sorry to learn of Julius’ passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy and we hold you and your family in our prayers.

    David & Jean Moore

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