WAYNE A. CAWLEY
DENTON—Wayne A Cawley Jr. of Denton died June 9, 2008. at his home. He was 84.
Born on the same family farm, Mr. Cawley was the son of the late Wayne A Cawley Sr. and Ida Mae M.
Cawley. His beloved wile, Barbara Cooper Cawley, whom he married
June 1, 1946, died July 2,2002.
Mr. Cawley was a resident of Denton and a self-employed farmer all of his life He was a past secretary for the Maryland Department of
Agriculture from 1979 to 1991, serving in both the Gov. Harry Hughes and the Gov.
William Donald Schaeffer administrations.
During World War II, he was in the U5 Army Airborne, parachuting into France on D-Day in 1944.
He graduated from Caroline High School in Denton and was a 1948
graduate of Washington College in Chestertown.
Mr. Cawley ie survived by four sons, W. Archie Cawley,III of Denton, Charles C.
Cawley of Denton, Lance C. Cawley of Great Falls, Va,; and Gail F.
Cawley of Denton; one daughter, Sarah O'Neil of Alexandria, Va., 10
grandchildren, Sarah O’Neil of Alexandria, Amy Cawley of
Kernersville, N.C., Jennifer Vogel of Cordova. Charles “Chris’*
Cawley Jr. of Denton, Lance Cawley of Denton. Matthew Cawley of
Denton, Andrew *Tucker” Wilson of Front Royal, Va., Rachel Hubbard
of Bethlehem, Adam Cawley of Denton and Wayne A. Cawley IV of
Denton.; and four great-grandchildren, Grant Yugel, Hayden Cawley,
Oliver O'Neil and Gemma Vogel.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert H. Cawley and
Bryant M. Cawley; and sister, Ida Mae Boyce.
A memorial service was June 15 at the family farm "Controversie" at
24699 Meeting House Road in Denton. Interment was private.
The family requests memorial donations to be sent to the
Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. BOX 362, Denton, MD 21629.
Arrangements by Moore funeral home, PA, Denton.
[courtesy of "Greg"]
[courtesy of Dee Henson]
Grave markers for Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. in
Denton Cemetery, Denton (Caroline county), Maryland.
registered for the draft ca. 1941 at the requisite age of 18 in his
He was drafted and inducted on 11 February 1943.
Pvt Cawley was transferred from the 11th
Replacement Depot to Hq 3rd, 508th PIR on 17 August 1944 as a
replacement following the Normandy Campaign.
He was promoted to Pfc on 29 January 1945 and
then, just four days later, to T/5 on 2 February 1945.
T/5 Cawley was transferred from Hq rd to Company I
on 1 April 1945.
On 26 June 1945, T/5 Cawley was appointed to the
grade of T/4.
Then, on 25 October 1945, T4 Cawley was
transferred to the 505th PIR, perhaps to be included in their troop
ship movement to the U.S.