He was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Waukesha, Wis., son of John Hart and Rhoda Eales Cavey Sr. He and Ruth Louise Hamilton were married Oct. 15, 1949, in Waukesha. She died Feb. 12, 1999.
He moved to Cape Girardeau in June 2005 from Waukesha, where he was born and raised.
Cavey served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 20, 1942, to Nov. 21, 1945, where he earned the Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, World War II Bronze Battle Stars, six Overseas Service Bars, a service stripe and Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include a son, John H. (Kathy) Cavey Sr. of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, John Hamilton Cavey Jr. of Waukesha, Marjorie Cavey of Cape Girardeau, Sarah Cavey of Lombard, Ill., Kimberly (Matt) Liebher of Berlin, Wis., Kaitlin Cavey of Cape Girardeau; seven great-grandchildren, Cody Cavey Kennedy, Emily Semler, Joseph Anders, Daisy Liebher, Johnni Cavey Latus, Isabella Cavey and Selena Cavey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, Martin Cavey; a sister, Olive Compton; and a half brother, Dan McGeen.
There will be no local service. Burial will be at a later date in Waukesha.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School Building Fund, both at 100 N. Frederick St., Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.