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Dwight Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015)

He was a veteran of WWII and remained in the U.S. Naval Reserves until he was 50. He was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service, but continued an active live helping others and working for his church. After moving to Campbellsville, KY, in 1997, he owned his dream farm. He was a member of Pittman Lodge No 124 F&AM, and the Scottish Rite. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Temple. His wife of 45 years, Rose Cundiff Cave, survives. He leaves a host of living descendants, whom he deeply loved.
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Dwight V. Cave, 88, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on October 15, 2015 at 2pmET.

Funeral will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY on Sunday, October 18, 2015 with visitation from 11am-1pmCT/12pm-2pmET, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 700 Old U.S. 68, Campbellsville, KY. Masonic rites will be accorded him at 12pmCT/1pmET.

Dwight Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015)

He was born April 21, 1927. He died Wednesday, October 15, 2015, at the age of 88 years, five months, and 24 days.

As a young man, he answered the call to duty and joined the United States Navy. He was in the Navy a short time before the second world war ended but was kept in the reserves until he was 50 years old.

He retired from Ford Motor Company in April 1982 after 30 years of service. He continued to work for himself by moving people, helping others, and doing work for his church. He was a farmer at heart. After moving to Campbellsville in 1997, he owned his dream farm. He enjoyed working on his farm and it was hard on him when he could no longer work.

He was a member of Pittman Lodge No 124 F&AM and a member of the Scottish Rite.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Temple. He loved his family and was proud of all of them.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Della (Cave) Burress; and his father, William Virgil Roberts; a son, Steven Dwight Cave; and daughter, Diane Mahoney; and two step-daughters, Norma Jean Veech and Sharon Lynn Lees.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Rose (Cundiff) Cave, and the following:
  • His children: sons, Larry Cave, Danny Cave, Rodney Cave, Louisville, KY

  • Daughter: Shelia Kiper, Louisville, KY

  • Stepchildren: Cynthia Ito and husband Hiro of of Honolulu, HI, and Belinda Finn and husband David, Patricia Adams and husband John, and David Wayne Peebles, all of Louisville, KY

  • Fifteen grandchildren

  • Several great grandchildren

  • A host of great-great grandchildren and other extended family and close friends
Send condolences to the family of Dwight V. Cave

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Kids Hurt Too, a non-profit for orphans, abandoned, and foster children, or Campbellsville Baptist Temple. Donations can be made online here or at the funeral home.

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Dwight Cave, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2015)

2015-10-17 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from L.R. Petty Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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