Roger Williams Caulkins, 85, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, following a short illness. He was born in Factoryville, PA, the youngest of four sons of the Reverend and Mrs. Charles Whitney Caulkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Whitney Caulkins, Jr., and a daughter, Elizabeth Lynn Caulkins. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth W. Caulkins; son Roger Wallace Caulkins and wife Janet of Gap Mills, WV; daughter Barbara Whitehead and husband Ken of Ocala, FL; grandchildren Jennifer Webb and husband Dr. David Webb, Brian Caulkins, Benjamin Caulkins, Kenny Whitehead, and Beth Whitehead; and great-grandchildren Arabella Webb and Emmalyn Webb. Other survivors are brothers Stanley Caulkins of Leesburg, VA and Reverend Thomas Caulkins and wife Ann of Murfreesboro, NC.
He earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Richmond in June 1953. He worked as a mathematical engineer for Fairchild Hiller Corporation in Hagerstown, MD for 16 years. In 1970, he moved to Leesburg, VA to join his brother Stanley in his jewelry business, Caulkins Jewelers, where he continued to work until his passing. He was an active member of the Leesburg Community Church.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Leesburg Community Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Leesburg Union Cemetery.