John and Rose Caudle Scholarship
John grew up in the Farmington community and graduated from Farmington High School in 1943. Rose was born in Frankton, Indiana. Her family moved to Farmington in 1939. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1944. Rose and John quickly formed a close relationship and were married November 21,1944.
John volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet. His combat experience as a tail gunner on a B-29 was from Tinian Island in the South Pacific for combat missions over Japan.
John was discharged from the U.S. Air Corps on January 31, 1946. John and Rose soon afterwards set up housekeeping in Farmington. This marriage was blessed with three wonderful children; Patricia, Linda, and Robert. They immediately got involved in community activities. They were active members of Farmington United Methodist Church. John and Rose loved working with young people by getting them to participate in church and community activities. Rose served as a Sunday School teacher for several years. She also was the manager of the Farmington School cafeteria which kept her in contact with many local youths.
They built a house on Farmington Road in 1955. It quickly became a gathering place for many for many of the youth in the community.
The Farmington Community Association was organized and John served as its president for a number of years. He was instrumental in getting the Farmington School property donated to the Farmington Community Association by the Davie County Board of Education. Today it is used for educational and recreational purposes.
Both are in their nineties and continue to support projects that advance opportunities for young students to further their education.
The John and Rose Caudle Scholarship is available to a high school senior or college student needing financial assistance, who has shown academic achievement.