Mr. Terry P. Caya, 75, of Acworth, GA, recently of Cartersville, GA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Terry was born in Olean, NY, on April 5, 1944, to the late Mr. Jean Paul Caya and Mrs. Ardella Bly Caya.
Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cartersville, GA, where he volunteered with St. Vincent DePaul Society and was an Extraordinary Minister to those unable to attend church. Terry loved to travel to the beach and enjoyed finding fossilized shark teeth. He also enjoyed traveling to the mountains and spending many days at the lake. He loved to play golf, bird watching, and taking care of his yard. He also adored being Paw Paw to his many grandchildren and great-grandchild. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Terry is preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Diane, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Jean, daughter, Kimberly (Rosman) Patterson, son, John Paul (Toni) Caya, grandchildren; Alicia Piper, Jessica Piper-Brown, Levi Piper, Lauren Caya-Stewart, and great-grand-daughter, Inara Layton.
A Funeral Mass will be conducted on Monday, December 9, 2019, at four o'clock in the afternoon at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cartersville, GA, with Father Juan Anzora officiating.
The family will receive friends at Owen Funeral Home on Monday, December 9, 2019, from one o'clock in the afternoon until three.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Cartersville Chapter, 850 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, GA, 30120.
Interment will follow the service at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at ten o'clock in the morning with Navy honors rendered.