Jack Leland Caulley, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on July 27th at his home. He was accompanied by his wife at the time of his passing.
He was born to parents Earl and Barbara Caulley. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1969 and served valiantly in the Vietnam War. He would continue to serve for 22 years until his honorable discharge in 1991. Jack had a passion for repairing autos, so after retirement he went to an auto mechanic school to obtain a degree in that field. Since then Jack would have various roles in the auto repair industry, from auto mechanic to auto parts sales to service writer. He would also repair the vehicles of family and friends, almost never charging for labor. He would always serve those around him.
He married the love of his life Aminta in 1974, who survives him. Jack is also survived by daughter Jazmin and partner JP, and son Earl and wife Dayra, as well as grandchildren Travis, Jessica, Jarrett, Haylee, and Jack. He is also survived by his siblings Sparkle, Katie Regina adopted by Mr and Mrs Tom Bell, Brendia, Marti Pack (Martha June) adopted by Mr and Mrs Homer Miller, Evelyn, Judy and Janet, Kim adopted by Mr and Mrs Duane Knapp, Bert, and Allen. Jack was predeceased by parents Earl and Barbara, brother Hebert, brother James, and his dear friend Kathleen White.
Jack was known for having a kind heart, going above and beyond to help those in need, always producing high quality work, and coming up with the worst dad jokes you'll ever hear. Although Jack did not attend church regularly, he always respected the religious beliefs of his family and made it a priority for his son to have a Christian education. His loving and sacrificing personality reflected Christ's character.
The showing will be held on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 from 4 pm – 6 pm at the Shaw-David Funeral Home on 34 West 2nd Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201. Burial will occur on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 11 am at the cemetery of the Rehobeth Church located near 8546 County Road 14, Waterloo, Ohio 45688. Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/nQmqnmmTPD8XFm6b7