|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 2011|
Charles W. Caldwell, 89, Forest, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville. He was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Clinton County, to Orval and Faye (Robinson) Caldwell. He married Peggy A. (Scott) Caldwell, his wife of 69 years, on June 27, 1942, and she survives.
He graduated from Forest High School in 1940, where he played on the basketball and baseball teams. He served in the Army during World War II from Dec. 4, 1942, to Oct. 14, 1945, where he served in 44th Armored Division, earning four Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, marksmanship and points. While serving, he also was a truck driver for General Patton and General Eisenhower.
He worked for Ing-Rich in Frankfort and Indianapolis stock yards. He also hauled livestock and farmed after returning from the service. He attended Union Baptist Church and served as a trustee. He was a 50-year member of Russiaville Masonic Lodge #82 and a member of the Kokomo VFW. He enjoyed woodworking, shopping and visiting area residents.
He is survived by his wife; one son, B.J. (Clare) Caldwell, Forest; three grandchildren, Christi (Dean) Kelly, Battleground, Kirk (Marla) Caldwell, Forest, and Constance (Bill) Piwtorak, Dublin, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren, Ian and Patrick Kelly, Battleground, Allison (Chase) Richardson, Flora, Lincoln Caldwell, Forest, Ryan and Avery Young, Dublin, Ohio, and Bryce Piwtorak, Dublin Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Caldwell and Max Caldwell; and one sister, Jane Boles.
Orval Caldwell (1895 - 1963)
Faye Lillian Robinson Caldwell (1895 - 1986)
Peggy Ann Scott Caldwell (1925 - 2011)*
Robert E. Caldwell (1913 - 1998)*
Ida Jane Caldwell Boles (1915 - 2002)*
Max E. Caldwell (1919 - 1942)*
Charles W. Caldwell (1922 - 2011)
Created by: M & K Fine
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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