Jeffery Wayne Cavenaugh

October 22, 1960 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 59)


Jeffery Wayne Cavenaugh, 59, of Teachey left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

He was born on October 22, 1960 in Duplin County and was the son of Patricia Turner Strickland and the late Gene Cavenaugh.

Jeffery is survived, in addition to his mother, by his devoted wife, Meta Brown Cavenaugh; daughter, Amanda Rivenbark and husband, David; grandsons, Hunter Tucker, Stone Rivenbark, Davis Rivenbark; granddaughter, Karlee Rivenbark; aunt, Myrtle Norris Toler; cousin, Jonas Brown; step-father, Gene Strickland; his canine companion, “Sam” and numerous extended family and friends that loved Jeff dearly.

Jeff, as his friends called him, was a loving husband and caring father, grandfather and friend.  He was a simple man who loved his family, never complained and always had an encouraging word.  Being an avid baseball fan, Jeff enjoyed coaching from T-ball to high school baseball.  His favorite team, besides the ones he coached, were the Washington National’s. He was so excited to see them win the World Series in October 2019.  Jeff enjoyed being outside and when it wasn’t baseball season, you would find him trout fishing or hunting.  Some of the best times he ever had was hunting with his grandson, Hunter.  He taught Hunter many lessons about hunting and about life in general. Jeff was a small man in statue but he had a great big heart. He truly loved his family and his many, many friends.  But most of all, Jeff loved his Lord and Savior. Jeff will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.   

Due to the Coronavirus, there will be a private family graveside held for Jeff on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Casketbearers will be Bill Norris, Gerald Rivenbark, Buddy King, James Earl Rich, John Capps, Forrest Murray and Mark Jordan.

Honorary casketbearers will be Jonas Brown, Brandon Chestnutt, David Blanton, Dwayne Peterson and Jason Strickland.

A memorial service will be announced on this website at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be sent to WRH Booster Club, PO Box 1060,  Wallace, NC  28466. 

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