Donated by Elizabeth Caldwell-Bissell|
January 13, 2007 Paper Unknown
Edward Caldwell, age 88, a life long resident of Helton, KY passed this life Sat January 13, 2007 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Edward (affectionately known as Ed Teakettle, Big Ed, or Papaw Ed) was born December 22, 1918 to the late Joseph Caldwell and Elizabeth Brock Caldwell in Leslie County, KY Edward Caldwell was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-one (61) years, Ida Caldwell and her parents who were the late Sam Caldwell and Bettie Saylor Caldwell.
Edward was a World War II veteran and served in the Air Force Division in North Africa and Italy. He retired from the Leslie County school system in 1983 and continued to drive his school bus until December 2000.
Edward & Ida had four (4) sons, Samuel, Joe Edward, Ronald Sterling and Douglas Neil.
Samuel and wife Christine, Helton, KY, have two sons John Samuel and Thomas Edward. John Samuel and wife Dawn along with son Trent and daughter Kristin live in Hyden, Ky. Thomas Edward and children Samantha, Thomas, Jr., Taten, Jaylyn and Mallory live in Helton, KY.
Joe Edward and wife Lola Bethel, London, KY, have two daughters, Lolita Leena and Natalie Sumer. Lolita and Bill Wilson have two sons Benjamin David and Brandon Hayes who live in London, KY. Natalie Sumer preceded her grandparents in death.
Ronald Sterling preceded his parents in death. He and wife Edna Sue, Helton, Ky, have a son Ronald Sterling, Jr. and a daughter Tammy Christine. Ronald Sterling, Jr. (Ronnie) and wife Lesa Elaine along with their two daughters Veronica Elaine and Lesa Ida Marie live in Helton, Ky. Tammy Christine, husband Kevin Smallwood and daughter Leandra Sue live in Helton, Ky.
Douglas Neil and wife Edith, Helton, KY, have two daughters Melissa Faye and Sonya Renee and a son Neal Edward. Missy and husband Amos Brock along with their daughter Morgan and two sons Chase and Gabriel live in Helton, Ky. Sonya and husband Rodney Roark along with their two daughters Sarah and Tessa live in Helton, KY.
Edward is survived by a brother, Park Caldwell of Corbin, KY. Thirteen brothers and sisters have preceded him in death. Edward Caldwell is survived by a swarm of friends and relatives.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 17th 1:00 P.M. at The Upper Middlefork United Methodist (Red Bird Mission) Church on KY Hwy 1780, 137 United Methodist, Helton, KY. 40840. A Military Service will follow at the Honey Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 P.M ? 10:00 P. M. Tuesday at the Church and will continue Wednesday 11:00 A.M.
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