Roy W. Caughran, 99, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at his residence. He was just nine days shy of his 100th birthday. He was born December 14, 1917, in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Rev. William I. and Pearl (Cunningham) Caughran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verl E. (Richman) Caughran; his brothers, William D. Caughran, and Alex “Kit” Caughran; and his sister, Clotille Stoner.
Roy served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He taught high school in Daleville, Ind., and had been a school principal at New Castle, Ind., and Park Forest, Ill. Roy was a professor at Kent State University for 22 years, having been the chairman of the departments of Elementary Education and Educational Administration. He received his Bachelors Degree from Drury College, his Masters Degree from Ball State University, and his Doctorate from Northwestern University.
Roy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Carol and Raymond Marion of Covington; his grandchildren Michael and Angie Marion, and Michelle and Chris Kannel; his great grandchildren Corey Marion, Bradley Marion, Ian Marion, Preston Marion, Olivia Kannel, Dexter Kannel, and Emily Kannel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.