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 Gary Wayne Caldwell
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Gary Wayne Caldwell

  • Birth 21 Oct 1940 Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 1982 Queensland, Australia
  • Cenotaph Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 36189055

Thanks to jrrmr910 for sponsoring my brother's memorial page.

His marker indicates date of death as February 9, 1982 which is incorrect. His date of death was February 7, 1982 his memorial service was on February 9, 1982.

Son of
Ogle Rudolph Caldwell (1914-1976)
and
Dollie Dimple Cates (1920-1995)

Brother of
L Kathleen
DeaLee Marie

Uncle of
Amber Kathleen Perkins Reeves (1982-2016)
John Paul

Gary was raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma where he attended West Avenue Elementary, Chickasha Junior High School and Chickasha High School. He participated in several activities while in school from the singing choir to playing football. He attended college at Central University in Edmond, Oklahoma while working full time at General Electric.

Becoming restless and looking for higher goals he entered the army where he was a Green Beret. He was very proud of his accomplishments during his tour of duty.

Through a very good friend (Gary called John "my best paisano") he became interested in the oil business. He first worked in Houston, Texas before traveling abroad with his career. He worked in Maricibo, Venzuela, Dubai,, U.A.E., Singapore, Iran with his last stop in Queensland, Australia, where he was managing director of the Jaeger Oilfield Services.

During the time he lived in Houston he had the thrill of a lifetime, he got to play racquetball one time with the great Earl Campbell, although he lost he said it was a privilege and honor to play with him.

He, also, had the privilege of beating me several times on the tennis courts. He loved his family and friends and had a caring and kind personality.

Not only was he my handsome brother; he was also my best friend.

My brother died in Australia. I was present when they announced that he had passed away. There was a memorial service in Brisbane that was beautiful. At the same time in Chickasha, Oklahoma a service was held for Mother and the family as well as many friends.

He was cremated. I brought the ashes home and at his request his ashes were spread at his lake cabin at Lake Conroe in Montgomery County, Texas in late November 1982.

He is missed.

Thank you James Seidelman for the photo.


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  • Created by: LKat
  • Added: 22 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36189055
  • jrrmr910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gary Wayne Caldwell (21 Oct 1940–7 Feb 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36189055, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by LKat (contributor 47116782) .