|Birth: ||May 9, 1914|
|Death: ||May 15, 1976|
Thanks to Find A Grave contributor Edda Meinikat for sponsoring my daddy's memorial page. She is a kind, caring member of the Find A Grave family.
Red roses grow in Heaven, Lord, pick a bunch
for me ♥ Place them in my Daddy's arms & tell him they're from me ♥
Tell him that I love & miss him, & when he turns to smile,
place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for a while ♥ Because
remembering him is easy, I do it everyday ♥ There's an ache within my
heart that will never go away.
Henry Woodson Caldwell (1888-1970)
Nancy Kathleen Liles (1895-1934)
Hoyt Henry Caldwell (1921-1985)
Dollie Dimple Cates (1920-1995)
Married November 1, 1936
Gary Wayne Caldwell (1940-1982)
DeaLee Marie Caldwell
My cute Daddy was a happy fellow, always had a smile for everyone he saw and often a joke or two to share.
He was a hard worker his entire life. Just like his Dad he was in the dry cleaning business. During the war he was a civil service employee and ran a laundry and cleaning service for the military where he supervised the POW's from the POW camp near Chickasha. He allowed them to use the facilities after hours to clean their own clothing. One time a General was scheduled to visit the base and his aide dropped off his clothing to be cleaned and laundered. Good idea, bad mistake; the previous night some of the POW's had used the press for their clothing and when the General's pants came off the press right there in big red letters on the seat of the General's pants was P-O-W. Using all of his skills he cleaned the General's pants. Being red faced (embarrassed) he returned the clothing but not in the timely manner he had promised.
After the war he bought his own shop. The first one on 4th street named Hamilton Cleaners (across from the post office) and the second one, which came several years later, on 6th street named College Cleaners.
While working full time and being a husband and Dad to his family is also was in a couple of civic organizations such as the Lions club and a dry cleaning group of all the dry cleaners in town. He also sponsored a group of handicapped people that included blind, wheelchair bound, amputees, etc.
After retirement he and Mom moved to a small lake and owned and operated a bait and tackle shop with a short order restaurant (they had the best breakfast and hamburgers in the area). While living at the lake they took up the hobby of riding motor cycles just for fun. He also enjoyed fishing and driving the boat for us to water ski.
He was a caring and loving husband and Dad to his children.
Thank you James Seidelman for the photos.
Henry Woodson Caldwell (1888 - 1970)
Kathleen Liles Caldwell (1895 - 1934)
Dollie Dimple Cates Caldwell (1920 - 1995)*
Gary Wayne Caldwell (1940 - 1982)*
Ogle Rudolph Caldwell (1914 - 1976)
Hoyt Henry Caldwell (1921 - 1985)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: LKat
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36177411