J.D. McCauley Jr.

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J.D. McCauley Jr., 75, of Gahanna, Ohio passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at Otterbein Senior Life-Gahanna. J.D. was born March 24, 1945 to J.D. Sr., and Sarah McCauley (Jones).

He was married to his best friend, Betty McCauley, for 42 years. J.D. was the biggest Buckeyes and Browns fan and enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the White Castle on 5th Ave. He started his career as a boxer/boxing trainer and finished his career as a dedicated volunteer and mentor at Community for New Direction. After ending his career as a boxing trainer, he began to work with at-risk youth in Columbus and Reynoldsburg Public Schools. While serving as a volunteer, he received numerous well-deserved awards for his community service. Besides his children and grandchildren, he was most proud of being James “Buster” Douglas’ (nephew) boxing trainer against Mike Tyson.

J.D. is survived by his wife Betty, three sons James Henry, Bobby Cunningham-McCauley and Marvin Morgan; two daughters Jennifer McCauley and Lori McCauley (Britney); seventeen grandchildren; his sister Helen Winton, Gwen McCauley (sister-in-law); several nieces and nephews and his long-time friends John Johnson and Buck Douglas. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Sarah; his sisters, Peggy McCauley (William), Nell Edwards (Henderson), Linda Daniels (Sherman), Lula Douglas (Bill) and his brother Willie.

In remembrance of J.D., the family asks that everyone wear their favorite buckeye gear. In accordance with local regulations, all in attendance must wear a face mask and adhere to COVID-19 precautions. The family of J.D. McCauley is asking that in lieu of flowers monetary donations be made to Community for New Direction of Columbus at 2323 W. 5th Ave. #160, Columbus, Ohio 43204. To offer condolences to the McCauley Family visit www.theChapelofPeace.com.

Private graveside services 10:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Glen Rest Memorial Estates 8029 E. Main Street 43068.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sorry to hear about your loss of JD, may God continue to bless him as he takes his next journey.

  2. To the family are hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. May the God who gives peace be with you all. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Sorry to hear of the passing of JD. May the God of all peace, keep your family at this time.

  4. Sarah (Broom) Lee

    Our sincere heartfelt love & prayers to The entire McCauley family, all of my cousins and
    2nd cousins and 3rd cousins. Matthew 5:4 .
    That family reunion J.D. often spoke of will now have to wait until we meet again.❤
    From. : May Pearl (McCauley) Broom’s daughter & her husband Deacon Ernest
    & Deaconess Sarah Lee

  5. Sorry for your loss.

  6. To Cousin Betty and the family, sorry to hear of your loss; our prayers and love are with you during this time. Love, Mary, Monnette and Michelle

  7. Sandy (Murray) Hines

    Helen, this is Sandy Bunchie’s daughter and Brenda and Fayes sister. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Junior I was telling my daughter how he was one of the best babysitters ever. I remember so much from my childhood with our families. To your mom praying for everybody to your dad and my mom trying to see who was going home with the “pot”. I remember the apartment on top of the BBF and Peggy being one of the best softball players in town. Again my heart goes out to you and the family. Johnna and Buster are the ones I remember, but sending prays and condolences to all (614) 595-5784

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