OBITUARY

William Samuel Caldwell

May 10, 1939February 11, 2021
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William “Bill” Caldwell, 81, of Bartlett, TN passed away on February 11, 2021. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was born on May 10, 1939 in Sherman, MS to Milton and Ruby Caldwell. He retired from Buckman Laboratories as a Senior Applications Developer and worked previously as a computer systems analyst for First Tennessee Bank. He was a member of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Bill loved bass fishing and was a longtime member of the Backlashers Bass Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Caldwell. Bill is survived by his three children; Todd Caldwell of Tupelo, MS, Jeff Caldwell and his wife Christy of Bartlett, TN, Dana Kepler and her husband Tim of Manahawkin, NJ; his grandchildren Abigail Kepler, Kayla Medina, Erin Cannon; and a great-grandson Brayden Sides.

Family will receive friends from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Monday, February 22nd at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 23rd at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park in Verona, MS.

Memorials may be made to Bartlett Hills Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Milton and Ruby Caldwell, Parents (deceased)
  • Gloria Caldwell, Wife of 55 Years (deceased)
  • Todd Caldwell, Jeff Caldwell (Christy), Dana Kepler (Tim), Children
  • Abigail Kepler, Kayla Medina, Erin Cannon, Grandchildren
  • Brayden Sides, Great - Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • Bartlett Hills Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Ron and Libby Pardue

February 21, 2021

We were lucky to be in Bill's Sunday School class. Our class is a discussion class, which can be tough for a teacher to handle. What Bill did was let us chase rabbits (in the Bible of course), but he knew when to rein us in. He had a way of looking directly at you, sometimes enough to make you squirm (isn't that what good teachers do). Anyway he liked to ask questions to make us think. And he did it all in an easy-going manner, with dry humor and personal stories sprinkled in. He liked to quote Mark Twain. Oftentimes he would throw out a challenge for us, to read particular chapters during the week. You knew you were being taught, but it was in a thoughtful, sincere, humorous way that we all enjoyed. In fact most of us would sit around 20 minutes or more after class was over just to talk some more. One time when walking out to the parking lot, Ron told Bill about an old Western movie , where people in church were singing a gospel song Ron had never heard. That song was again played at the end of the show. Ron got halfway thru asking.Bill if he knew that song, when Bill burst out, full force, singing it in the parking lot! Bill was a neat person to know, and as our Sunday School teacher a blessing. Our lives have been enriched by knowing Bill. He will be greatly missed!

WAYNE & MARTHA RAINES

February 19, 2021

So many great memories with Bill and "Cookie". I know Bill wiil be missed, just as Gloria is missed. Prayers and sympathies to each of you. May God bless.

Fran Pierson

February 13, 2021

Sympathy to the Caldwell Family. I have so many memories of sitting on the front porch with Bill and Gloria, telling stories, laughing about life's events. Wonderful memories of wonderful people.

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Biography

William “Bill” Caldwell, 81, of Bartlett, TN passed away on February 11, 2021. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was born on May 10, 1939 in Sherman, MS to Milton and Ruby Caldwell.
He retired from Buckman Laboratories as a Senior Applications Developer and worked previously as a computer systems analyst for First Tennessee Bank. He was a member of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Bill loved bass fishing and was a longtime member of the Backlashers Bass Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Caldwell. Bill is survived by his three children; Todd Caldwell of Tupelo, MS, Jeff Caldwell and his wife Christy of Bartlett, TN, Dana Kepler and her husband Tim of Manahawkin, NJ; his grandchildren Abigail Kepler, Kayla Medina, Erin Cannon; and a great-grandson Brayden Sides.

Family will receive friends from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Monday, February 22nd at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 23rd at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park in Verona, MS.

Memorials may be made to Bartlett Hills Baptist Church.