Richard Caldwell

Obituary of Richard Ottis Caldwell

Richard Ottis Caldwell, Sr., age 80, of Dunlap TN, passed away November 4, 2018 at Memorial Healthcare System. He was born April 20, 1938 in Daus, TN, to Paul and Mary Bell LeVan Caldwell, Sr. who preceded him in death. At a young age of 22 he married his love Christine Phillips on August 31, 1960. He wore many hats throughout his career, starting with owning his own business as an auto technician. Later, he started his own construction business and then completed his career days as a certified mining technician and mining safety specialist for several mining companies. He was a founding member of the Sequatchie County’s original Rescue Squad and CB Radio Club. In his retirement years his greatest pleasure was his role as Papa to his 12 grandkids and 12 great-grandkids. Richard was also preceded in death by four brothers, R.B., Paul, Jack, and Harris Caldwell; three sisters, Beulah Mae Caldwell, Pauline Barker, and Mabel Leslie.

He is survived by his beautiful wife of 58 years, Christine Caldwell. He leaves five loving children, Denita (Charlie) Brinson, Somerset, KY, Richard “Rick” (Brenda) Caldwell, Jr., Trussville, AL, Karen (Dennis) Fletcher, Dunlap, TN, Troy (Darlene) Caldwell, Dunlap, TN, Valerie (Michael) Luke, East Ridge, TN; two sisters, Jean Smith, Pikeville, TN, and Gail Wyatt, Dunlap, TN; he loved and was loved by his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws as well as many other family members and friends

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Mike Rigsby officiating. Private family burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap. Family will receive friends Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 pm CST.

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