The Obit For Benjamin Cagle

Benjamin Franklin Cagle

Published in the Winston-Salem Journal from 5/13/2008 - 5/14/2008.

Benjamin Franklin Cagle, Sr., 83, of Winston-Salem died Sunday evening, May 11, 2008, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Mr. Cagle was born October 3, 1924, in Concord, a son of the late Walter Lee Cagle and the late Alice Potts Cagle. Mr. Cagle was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII, and was an active member of Calvary Moravian Church.He grew up at The Methodist Children' s Home in Winston-Salem, and later became the business manager, where he retired with 24 years of service.

In his early years he was very active in all sports, even signing a minor league contract to pitch with the N.Y. Giants, which he later declined to build a life with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Sink Cagle, children, Benjamin Franklin Cagle, Jr. and wife Mary, Cheryl Weaver and husband, John, Marsha Cagle, Craig Cagle; grandchildren, Candice Adkins, Ashley Hattaway, Benjamin Franklin Cagle, III; great-grandchildren, Megan Adkins, Melanie Adkins, Gavin Cagle, a sister, Katie Furr; brothers, Luther Cagle, James Cagle, Don Cagle and Buddy Cagle.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, at Salem Moravian graveyard, (God' s Acre), with the Right Reverend Lane Sapp officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Moravian Church, 600 Holly Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or The Methodist Children' s Home, 1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. (Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel)