Obituaries & Tributes

Jerry Edward Caughell

Feb. 7, 1941 – Oct. 4, 2022

Jerry Edward Caughell, 81, of Oakland, Ore. passed away Oct. 4, 2022. He was born Feb. 7, 1941 in Bandon, Ore. to Charley Marion and Gladys May (Edwards) Caughell. 

After graduating from Pacific High School in 1959, he attended Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls. Jerry married Patricia Jean McConnell on July 17, 1964 in Port Orford, Ore. and together they had two children, Sharon and Scott. 

Throughout Jerry’s life he worked primarily in the timber industry as a millworker and log truck driver and later owned and operated Jerry Caughell Trucking. 

In his spare time he enjoyed working on cars, attending car races, classic car shows and local high school football games. He loved working on the property he and Pat owned with his tractor most of all. 

Spending time with family and friends was also something he enjoyed. Jerry is survived by his children Sharon Caughell Boyd of Cottage Grove, Ore., Scott (Lisa) Caughell of Junction City, Ore., brothers Clint (Glenda) Caughell of North Bend, Ore., Harold (Peggy) Caughell of Langlois, Ore., granddaughter Heather Caughell Buhr of Junction City, grandson Daniel (Barbara) Caughell of Milton, Fla. and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by both of his parents and wife Patricia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. 



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