In Remembrance: James “Jim” Caudill
Licensed Florida Funeral Director and Embalmer (October 10, 2018)
James "Jim" Caudill comes out of retirement in March of 2018 to partner with Jason in starting Life Celebrations Memorial Chapel after serving South Florida families during a time of loss for more than 25 years. Having earned a Degree of Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia came to South Florida where he has made a life career serving families.
Jim, was considered one of the most powerful funeral directors in South Florida for many years while he was accredited for running the operations of a large group of funeral homes that was owned at the time by Jessie Hunter. He later went to work for the only funeral home in Wilton Manors where he was honored to work with the Kalis family for a number of years. When the funeral home was purchased, Jim stayed and continued for another 13 years running the funeral home and providing families of South Florida with compassion, dignity and respect.
In 2015 Jim was asked to retire from being a full time funeral director by the couple he had worked for the last 13 years, but just months later he was asked to come back to work for the same family. Then again in 2016 Jim went into retirement.
March of 2018, just coming out of retirement Jim's biggest concern is that families are offered the greatest level of guidance, dignity, respect, and compassion while also ensuring they receive the most personal service. These traits come naturally for Jim as he has now over 43 years of experience in personal service. The first half of Jim's career was spent serving as management in upscale, 5 star hotels where he graciously hosted on several occasions, President and First Lady, Ronald and Nancy Regan; the legendary Bob Dylan and others.
Jim is now honored to join Jason in opening Life Celebrations Memorial Center and looks forward to serving the Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties, saying "We see that families needs are met and carried out as though they were our own family."