|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2006|
Donald Leroy Caldwell was born July 11, 1932 in the farmhouse of his parents, Charles & Dovie Caldwell, in West Line Missouri. He was the youngest of seven children. His early religious training was in the Cleveland Christian Church where he confessed his faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized.
He attended Freeman High School. He went on to attend two years of trade school for training in auditing. After serving four years in the military, his working career was auditing and collections in Kansas City for over 50 years. He never completely retired. The last ten years of his life he worked for Famous Barr (Macy's) in St. Louis.
Don was married to Phyllis Ann Lewis in the Cleveland Christian Church and was blessed with a most loving and happy marriage for 48 years. Don & Phyllis are now survived by their two daughters, Cynthia Ann and Nancy Lynn, and six grandchildren.
Don is remembered as such a friendly and happy person, a real talker who could strike up a conversation with anyone. His Christian faith showed itself in his sweet, tender and compassionate nature and in the very open expression of his faith. Don was a spiritual leader in his family, helping to organize family functions and was asked to lead prayers for his family. Don is survived by two older brothers and two older sisters. Don had a lot of interests - his computer, adapting to it at an older age; loved to watch sports and was able to change his allegiance from the KC Chiefs to the St. Louis Rams. He enjoyed numbers, often calculating how many days until different events. He also enjoyed telling jokes and giving treats to his friends.
Next to his family, his greatest love was serving the Lord with Phyllis. Together they conducted home Bible studies and served in other ways in their churches. In Kansas City, they worshiped for most of their life at the Four Square Gospel Church and then were active in the Church on the Rock in Harrisonville. In St. Louis, they were active members first at the Family Church in Chesterfield and at St. John Lutheran, where Don's joy of singing found such happy expression with the St. John choir. Don also served the elderly in nursing homes by singing with a Barbershop quartet.
Don's death came suddenly. After critical surgery, one of the last things he was able to say to a nurse was, "I want to go home and see my wife", who had passed away months earlier. His Christian hope of his heavenly home was on his heart to the end. Don had a deep faith in Jesus Christ and a devoted desire to serve him.
Charles Roy Caldwell (1888 - 1958)
Dovie D Ellis Caldwell (1892 - 1983)
Phyllis Ann Lewis Caldwell (1938 - 2006)
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Oakville (St. Louis County)
St. Louis County
Plot: SECTION 1Z SITE 1001
Maintained by: Ruth May Larkin
Originally Created by: Tami Glock
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32939969