Bobby Lee Caldwell, 70, of Cross Lanes, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at CAMC Memorial after an eight-year battle with cancer.
He was born and raised on Tuppers Creek Road in Sissonville and lived the last 44 years of his life in Cross Lanes. Bob was a 47-year member of Charleston Masonic Lodge No. 153 and was a Shriner. He was also a member of the Charleston Moose Lodge. He believed in Jesus Christ and the teachings of Arnold Murray of the Shepherds’ Chapel Church. Bob retired from Charleston Fire Department in July 2000 as captain with 33 years of service. He also worked at Stone and Thomas Department Store for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Caldwell; mother, Lucy Newhouse Caldwell; and sister, Barbara Caldwell Phillips.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Clara Harbert Caldwell of Cross Lanes; son, Bret Lee Caldwell and his wife, Melissa; grandson, Braden Lee Caldwell of Cross Lanes, who he loved and thought the world of, Pa-paws pride and joy; sister, Linda Caldwell Baldwin and her husband, Glennis, of Charleston; mother-in-law, Frances Harbert of Cross Lanes; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Harbert of Cross Lanes and Betty Oxley of Florida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and their families.
Bob had many close friends who stuck by him, helping in any way they could, right up to the last day.
In honoring Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Interment will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313, is in charge of arrangments.