Timothy Brian Cayton was born in Auburn, California, on January 17, 1961 to Luther and Genevieve (Taylor) Cayton. A lineal Miwuk descendent of Earl and Audrey (Rey) Taylor (maternal grandparents). As a child, Tim spent endless carefree days playing with his brother Bob, Gary, Eddie (deceased), and his sister Robin in the rural areas near Auburn Rancheria. He attended Lincoln Way Elementary School, E.V. Cain Middle School, and
Sacramento High School.
Tim was also a descendant of Pastor Luther and Nina (Craig) Cayton, who were missionary Pastors for Assemblies of God. In the summer, Tim would spend time with his siblings, visiting grandparents in Yerington, Nevada. Having first met the love of his life, Judy Grove in Middle School, he married her in 1980, at the age of 19. They were soon blessed with their daughter Amanda and two sons, Brian and Benjamin, who further blessed them with 17 grandchildren.
A hard worker, Tim had experience in various construction fields and owned Cayton Construction of Grants Pass, Oregon. Tim had a natural talent for converting overgrown land into beautiful park like settings or homesites. He also had a knack for morphing existing standard houses into beautiful estates. Tim always left everything better than the way he found it, that also applied to his relationships with others. He enjoyed classic cars, being in the great outdoors with family, and seeing beautiful places. A proud father, there was no company that he enjoyed more than his family. Tim had a great sense of humor and loved good food, big bonfires, and good company (in that order).
Tim faithfully loved the Lord Jesus Christ and selflessly assisted many people in Oregon, California, Idaho, and as far away as Africa. He founded The South Valley Food Bank, the Widows and Orphans Program (a subsidiary of South Valley Food Bank), and traveled to Kenya, Africa, to help start an orphanage. More recently, Tim was pursuing a farm project in Northern Idaho to provide wholesome, non-technical entertainment to children and eventually provide healthy food to the community. He was a devoted husband, a loving and attentive father, a deeply caring son, a doting grandfather, and an amazing and loyal brother. His friends described him as "the best, truly selfless friend you could ever hope to have" who "always had their back." Tim is survived by his wife Judy; his children Amanda Moman, Brian Cayton, and Benjamin Cayton; 17 grandchildren, his mother Genevieve; his brothers Robert and Garron; his sister Robin; and many nephews and nieces.
The Cayton family is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Tim on June 8th, 2023. While surrounded by his family, he went to be with the Lord at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon, after a courageous, hard fought battle with brain cancer (which was only diagnosed last December). We are grateful to the caretakers and hospice staff for their dedication and tender care of our beloved Tim. The family requests that remembrances be made instead of flowers to the South Valley Food Bank (southvalleyfoodbank.org). While we are very saddened by our loss, we are thankful for our time with him and rejoice that our beloved Tim is now with The Lord.
His most commonly repeated scripture was John 15:13 - "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends".
When you remember Tim, please think of John 15:13.
Celebration of life will be held July 14th @ 6:30 pm
Tea Pot on Wheels
1754 Rogue River Hwy
Gold Hill, OR 97525