David Arthur Caldwell Jr. “Johnny”

Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, David Arthur Caldwell Jr. “Johnny,” 75, of Hampton, Tenn., left this world at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City, for a better home. Born April 20, 1946 to the late David Arthur and Lue Dugger Caldwell, Johnny was a native of Butler, Tenn., but had lived most of his life in Hampton, Tenn. In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.
Johnny was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church but attended Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. He had been employed as a mechanic and enjoyed spending his time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Leslie Holden Caldwell; one daughter, Joy Caldwell Hall and husband Ronnie of Elizabethton; one son, David Bruce Caldwell and his girlfriend Heather Gwinn and her daughter Abby Gwinn of Johnson City, Tenn.; one grandson, Forrest Lee Hall of Elizabethton; one brother, William Roger Caldwell of Mountain City, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Danny Holden and wife Kim; and his mother-in-law, Lulabelle Fair. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. A graveside service to celebrate the life of David Arthur Caldwell Jr. “Johnny” will be conducted following the visitation in the Whitehead Cemetery (Cable Hollow Road, Butler, Tenn.) with Pastor John Hammett officiating. Music will be under the direction of Gracie Hammett. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the family of David Arthur Caldwell Jr. “Johnny.” Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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