TSgt Charles Caviness

Jan 14th 9:15 am - 9:15 am
US Air Force
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Mike Moore

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Retired Military 

Military Branch 

United States Air Force 

Military Service 

Technical Sergeant (E-6), Aircraft Electrical Systems Tech, Air Force Com Medal 2OLC, SA Expert Marksman Ribbon, AF longevity Ser Award 4OLC, AF Good Cond 5OLC, Nat Def Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award 2OLC, Vietnam Service Medal, 1 Bronze Service Star. He was part of "Presidential Support Team" for many years. 


Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

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Interment Service 


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Charles Kidd Caviness went home to the Lord Saturday 2, 2021 while at his home in Mansfield Texas. He was born August 20, 1939 in Ashland Mississippi to Zenora and Raymond Caviness.

Charles never knew a stranger and was always willing to help anyone.

Charles served twenty years in the United States Air Force receiving multiple service awards. Charles received the highest award at Andrews Air Force Base Chapel June 18, 1978 when he married Joan Linda Caviness.

He loved camping, boating, snowmobiling, motorcycling, traveling and fellowship with friends and acquaintances. Most of all, he loved God and his family. He always said “Let all you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Charles is preceded in death by his mother and father; Raymond Nathaniel and Zenora Kidd Caviness, his sister; Ray Nora Smith, his son; Charles Randal Caviness; his daughter; Tammy Burke.

Charles is survived by his wife of 42 years; Joan Linda Caviness; his son Tory Allen Caviness of Graham, TX; daughter; Lyndy Wargnier and husband Perry Wargnier of Arlington, TX, daughter; Janette Opheim of Bellevue, NE; daughter; Brenda Burke of Bellevue, NE, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

There is a 60-person occupancy limit in Blessing Colonial Chapel. Also, all persons are required to wear masks inside the chapel.

Charles Caviness's service can be viewed at the following link:

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Mike Moore


(817) 228-3240 



Part 1



Interment Service 

Mission Date 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 

Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery  

Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

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Riders will stage at the information center to be briefed about our veteran and the mission. Honor bikes will be selected and moved to the staging lanes. Remaining PGR may proceed on to the assigned committal shelter to set flags and await the procession. Riders will stand "tall and silent" for the interment service that will include full military honors. When directed, at the conclusion of the service, riders will carry the flags to the rear of the shelter to be furled and put away. Riders will then be debriefed and dismissed.

Masks/face coverings are required. 


No Please hydrate and bring your own water 




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