Carah Frances Causey Sweet

Date of Death

Carah Frances Causey Sweet, 85, died March 30, 2024 with family by her side in Apopka, Florida.

Carah was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, David Erwin Sweet Sr. of Gloversville, New York; parents Clarence Willis and Tercie Holland Causey of White City; sister Mary Joyce Isaacks of White City; brother and his wife, Benjamin Franklin and Mary Catherine Causey of Wewahitchka; and grandson John Taylor Hoover Jr. of Casselberry.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Teresa Diane Sweet of Apopka, Evelyn Joyce and Benjamin Clayton Isaacks of Osteen, Leslie Ann and Donald Joseph Flannery of Kissimmee, David Erwin Jr. and Kirsten Kialik Sweet of Cibolo, Texas; grandchildren and their spouses Christopher Wade and Kayla Burton Flannery of Winter Garden, David Joseph Flannery of Kissimmee, Carah Rose Hoover of Osteen, Carlton David and Carly Renee Hoover of Schertz, Texas; step-grandchildren and their spouses, Donnie Ray and Crystal Brown Flannery of Hagerhill, Kentucky, Crystal Michelle and Jason Picklesimer of Cohutta, Georgia, and Autumn Elizabeth and Ashwin Kalia of Dickinson, Texas; a great grandson Aiden Taylor Hoover of Osteen; a great granddaughter of Alina Rose Kalia of Dickinson, Texas; several nephews and nieces including William Edward McDaniel of Edison Georgia and Catherine Marie Piland of Geneva.

Frances, as she was known by many of her friends, graduated with the class of 1957 from Port Saint Joe High School in Gulf County.

She married Dave on October 19, 1957, and served as a United States Air Force wife for more than 18 years while raising her family on bases at Tyndall in Florida, Itazuke in Fukuoka, Japan, Victorville in California and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

Upon Dave’s Air Force retirement in 1975, Carah began her career in custodial management with the Gulf County School Board. The family moved to Orlando in 1978 and she accepted a position in Building Services at the University of Central Florida. Carah ended her career as the superintendent of building services at the university when she retired after more than 30 years of service.

Carah enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, fishing, gardening and eating good old southern foods.

As Carah wished her body was cremated; funeral service arrangements are being handled by Loomis Funeral Home in Apopka, Florida and Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe, Florida. Carah’s ashes will be interred at the family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery, Port St. Joe, Florida.