Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Ronald Hubert Ronnie Caywood
Rockdale, TX 76567
Spouse: Millie Doss Landrum
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Ronnie started singing and playing guitar in his early teens, formed a band and played all around Central Texas. For a few years, Ronnie gave up his music to pursue another career, but music was always tugging at his heart strings. His love of music, along with his talent, led Ronnie back into music where he has developed his own unique country style.
Ronnieís original tunes come straight from the heart & thru the lessons that the ups and downs of love & life have taught him, and it hasnít been an easy trip. Alcohol was "The Other Woman" in his life for several years. He gave up alcohol some 20 plus years ago, turned his life around and headed for the stage. Anyone who's been down that road knows itís not an easy one to travel. Godís been good to him.
Although Ronnie remains modest about his music, you can find him performing with other great musicians or doing solo gigs just about anywhere around Central Texas & the Hill Country.
Ronnie recently had the opportunity to audition for NBCís "Americaís Got Talent" in Dallas, Texas.
Ronnie has put together a band, Dancehall Drifters, that includes him as Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitar; Robert Lawhon on Lead Guitar; Todd Leger on Fiddle; Ross Jackson on Bass; Chip Dunsmoor on Drums and James Shelton on Steel Guitar. All the musicians who play have diverse and successful backgrounds and their musical influences are as widespread as the music they play.
Showcased in various Songwriter Nights in Nashville, heís also sang at the Bluebird Cafe & the famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge.
Ronnie has shared bills with Country Singers & Grand Ole Opry stars Claude Gray, Jody Miller, Miss Norma Jean, Mary Lou Turner, Freddie Hart and Darrell McCall. Other great musicians who have backed Ronnie include Ronnie Huckaby & Benny McArthur (both members of Ace In The Hole), Dan Dreeben, Tom Batts and Steve DeLeon. Ronnie has had several interviews with Bill Gregory of KRXT in Rockdale, where the songs are getting their fair share of air play.
Ronnie appeared on the Austin, Tx. Fox Channel, filmed a TV Special with Country Singer Claude Gray, and performed in the 2007 Austin SXSW.
Ronnieís talents also include songwriting. His first song, "I'd A Played Here For A Dime" appears on an album that in part was recorded by our friend, Razzy Bailey, at Razzyís Hit House in Nashville. Another tune thatís received a lot of attention is "Just An Old Dude", also penned by Ronnie and recorded at Awesome Works Recording by Steve Palousek (former steel player for Ray Price) and includes tracks done by John Stacy and Steve Maynaard. Ronnie recorded "Iím The Man" at Cherry Ridge Studios with Tommy Detamore and features Ronnie Huckaby, Tom Batts, Bobby Flores, Dan Dreeben and Tommy Detamore.
Ronnies strong vocal abilities & engaging stage presence, along with his distinctive performance style, allow him to entertain audiences with original tunes as well as cover tunes from such artists as Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, Ray Price, Wynn Stewart, John Hiatt, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard & Delbert McClinton to Kris Kristofferson, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, who have all been a tremendous influence in his life.
His crowd-pleasing tunes range from Country & Alternative Country to a little Rockabilly & Blues. Comfortable in front of all crowds, large or small, in both public & private settings, he consistently offers excellent entertainment while still remaining true to his Texas Music.
A member of the Austin Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 433), & BMI, heís also Listed in the Texas Music Directory, and an Associate Member of the Academy of Country Music. Ronnie also won Honorable Mention in two National Songwriting Contests in 2006.
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Two retiring mail carriers with a combined 49 years service, virtually all of it in Rockdale, were honored with a retirement party Thursday at Rancho Grande restaurant.
Ronnie Caywood (L) and Tom Guthrie received certifi cates of honor from Postmaster Betty Malish. Caywood was a mail carrier for 27 years and Guthrie for 22. Both retired in January. Caywood, a noted vocalist and guitar virtuoso, He was even persuaded to sing a few songs at his own retirement party.
Rockdale Reporter, February 5, 2009
Snowin' in Rockdale - February 23, 2010
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Wanda L. Caywood
(July 15, 1922 - August 23, 2011)
Wanda L. Caywood was born July 15, 1922 in Indian Gap, Texas to John and Mary (Winters) Rutherford. Attended school at Gay Hill and graduated from Milano High School.
On July 19, 1941, she and Hubert L. Caywood were married in Rockdale. To this union four children were born. She lived most of her life in Rockdale and was a homemaker. She was a member of Murray Street Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Wanda passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at her home in Minerva with her family by her side. She reached the age of 89. Wanda was preceded in death by her son, Brent Caywood on January 22, 2001. Her parents. A brother, Noble Rutherford and two sisters, Bonnie Davenport and Billy Jean Caffey.
Surviving; Her husband of 70 years, Hubert Caywood of Rockdale. Son, Ronnie Caywood and wife Millie of Rockdale. Two daughters, Lisa Montague and husband Phillip of Ward, Arkansas, Becky Woolf and husband Walt of Rockdale. 12 grandchildren, Farrah Austin & husband Craig, Robert Montague & wife Kristin, Lacie Richter & husband Laban, Hunter Mueller, Charlsie Mueller, Kinley Mueller, Kim Filla & husband Joey, Pam Ross, Mary Gomez, Rosie Oliver & husband Eddy, Alfonso Gomez, Jimmie Gomez. 7 great grandchildren, Whitney Austin, Ethan Austin, Madison Filla, Brodie Filla, Braeden Richter, E.T. Oliver, Nikki Oliver.
Funeral services are scheduled 10:00 AM Friday, August 26, 2011 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Minerva Cemetery.
Visitation; 6PM to 9PM Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers; Mike Davenport, Steve Davenport, E.T. Oliver, Robert Montague, Jimmy Gomez, Laban Richter.
Hubert L Caywood
October 27, 1920 - November 6, 2014
Funeral services for Hubert L. Caywood, 94 of Rockdale are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 9, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will follow in the Minerva Cemetery in Minerva. Officiating are Gary Jackson and Cotton Hubert.
Visitation is Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey in Rockdale.
Hubert Lee Caywood was a lifelong resident of Milam County and the Rockdale area, living the past 38 years in Minerva. He was born October 27, 1920 in Talbot Ridge Community near Rockdale to Albert Lee and Fannie Myrtle (Martin) Caywood. He attended school at Talbot Ridge and graduated from Rockdale High School in 1938. On July 19, 1941 he married the love of his life, Wanda Lucille Rutherford in Rockdale. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in June of 1943 and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class in November of 1945. Hubert was a rancher and had worked for Alcoa as a head tapper for many years and then worked in the yard service. He retired in 1983. He was a long time member of Murray Street Church of Christ in Rockdale. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, reading western books, and picking pecans and berries.
Hubert passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Cameron Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda on August 23, 2011; their son Brent Caywood on January 22, 2001; a brother, Herbert ďSpudĒ Caywood; and three sisters, Bertha Williams, Ella Caywood and Ivy Laurence.
Surviving are his children; son, Ronnie Caywood and wife Millie of Rockdale; two daughters, Lisa Montague and husband Phillip of Ward, Arkansas and Becky Woolf of Rockdale; sister, Lillie Doss of Austin; 12 grandchildren, Farrah Austin and husband Craig, Robert Montague and wife Kristin, Lacie Richter and husband Laban, Hunter Mueller, Charlsie Mueller, Kinley Mueller, Kim Filla and husband Joey, Pam Ross, Mary Gomez, Rosie Oliver and husband Eddy, Alfonso Gomez and Jimmie Gomez; 9 great-grandchildren, Whitney and Ethan Austin, Madison and Brodie Filla, Braeden and Brycen Richter, E.T. and Nikki Oliver and Adrianna Montague.
Serving as pallbearers will be Laban Richter, Jerry Caywood, John Magee, E.T. Oliver, Eddie Oliver and Jimmy Gomez.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve Davenport, Tommy Dennis, Walter Dean, L.B. Kubiak, Edmon Garner and Steven Ortiz.