Wesley Michael Cavaness of Monticello departed this life in favor of his heavenly one on January 25, 2017. He was 81.
He was born on October 23, 1935 in Monticello to the late Wesley Cavaness and Louise Dickey Cavaness.
Mr. Cavaness was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and making memories with countless friends and family along the way. He worked at several vocations, most notably as owner and operator of Cavaness Feed & Seed and as the Drew County Clerk for 22 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a United States Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by most of his family and friends.
He left behind is wife of 54 years, Wanda Diane Harris; one son Robert and wife Katrina; one daughter Melissa Watts-Sanders and husband Sandy Sanders; along with three grandchildren, 2nd Lt. Ryan Watts, Kelsey Watts, and Katie Grace Cavaness who were his pride and joy.
The family asks that you make donations to the Alzheimer Foundation in honor of his beloved Wanda or the church or charity of your choice.
Please gain comfort in knowing that his life was well spent and that those of us left behind are all a bit more blessed because we had an opportunity to know and love this most remarkable man.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Revs. Dennis Spence and Wayman Mann officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be one hour preceding the service on Saturday.