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Passing of Former Sterling Rescue Chief Mickey Caylor

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The Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad mourns the passing of former Rescue Chief, George (Mickey) Caylor, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, 26 November 2023 with his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara Jean Caylor, by his side.

Born on 14 May 1940, in Loudoun County, Mickey was the son of George Marion Caylor and Margaret Allder Caylor.  In addition to his wife, Mickey is survived by his five children, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Mickey was a member of Sterling Rescue, where he served as Rescue Chief from 1972-1975 and received the ‘Man of the Year Award’. During this period, Rescue Chiefs were designated as Captains, as only Fire Companies could use the Chief title at the time. During his tenure, Captain Caylor ably led the Squad through a number of major response operations, including: the Blizzard of 1972, where the Squad assisted with air operations in Leesburg; support for Transpo’72 at Dulles Airport (an international trade show drawing over one million visitors), responding to major flooding in Broad Run Farms during Hurricane Agnes; and response to the crash of TWA Flight 514 into Mount Weather on December 1, 1974.

Mickey enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, and dancing, but his greatest joy was his family.  Mickey was also a member of the Winchester Moose, for which he served as Governor for many years and received the ‘Lodge Governor’s Award’.

Visitation will be at the Adams-Greene Funeral Home (721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA) on Friday, 1 December 2023 from 10:00am – 11:00am.  Services will follow at 11:00am in the Adams-Green Funeral Home Chapel, with internment at 12:30pm at the Sterling Cemetery (45835 W Church Road, Sterling, VA).



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