Tyler's Story

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Tyler Joseph "TJ" Caudill, 6, of South Shore, Kentucky, earned his angel wings during the summer of 2016 in Portsmouth, Ohio.
TJ was born August 8, 2010, and is survived by his father, Michael Joseph Caudill and stepmother, Grace Marie Adkins.
He was a kindergarten graduate of McKell Elementary School in South Shore. He was a handsome little boy with huge beautiful "Blue Eyes", which was one of his many nickmanes. He would light up any room and the hearts of everyone in it with his amazing smile and infectious laughter.
TJ was all boy and loved cars, trucks, tractors, school buses and turtles. He loved to ride the four wheeler with his daddy and play matchbox cars with his mamaw but his favorite activity was blowing and chasing bubbles.
TJ was autistic and considered non-verbal, however he learned his colors, shapes and could count to 50. He knew his alphabet and could recognize his written name although his speech was delayed he knew all the important words and could definitely let you know what he wanted. He learned a lot in his short time on earth but more importantly TJ taught his father and grandparents daily. He taught them the value of time, the gift of patience and what true love really means.
We will forever be thankful for that blessing. We've learned more from that precious little boy than we ever thought possible.
In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by one uncle, Brandon and Kelly Caudill of Grayson, Kentucky; grandparents, Lorainia Caudill and Larry Payne of South Shore, Kentucky, Ralph and Francie Caudill of Flatwoods, Kentucky, and Ronda and Mike Adkins of South Shore, Kentucky; and many more relatives and friends.
A memorial for TJ was in November of 2016.
TJ was laid to rest on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in a private graveside ceremony.
We love you Tyler Joseph Caudill. Fly high our precious little Blue Eyed Angel.
Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at rlrfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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