Thomas “Tommy” A. Caldwell

Published 11:36 am Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Thomas “Tommy” A. Caldwell, 63, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Tommy was born in Elizabethton on December 27, 1957 to the late Thomas “Bill” and Wanda Lou Caldwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom Caldwell and wife Madge and Anderson Richardson and wife Katie.
Tommy was an active member of Sunrise Free Will Baptist Church where he enjoyed playing guitar. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved woodworking and building, was very artistic and could play many instruments. He was a man of many talents and hobbies. He was a devoted father and grandfather. “Paw” had a very special love for his grandchildren with whom he loved to spend time with and be around.
Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Heather (Mike) Fritts and Savanna (David) Cable; his grandchildren, Dylan, Sophie, Will, Zachary and Easton; five sisters, Kathy (David) Gilliam, Joyce Richardson, Maria (Jerome) Ford, Brenda (Merle) Nidiffer and Mary Carrier; his uncle, Richard Caldwell; his aunt, Kathleen Wilson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and two very special friends, Earl Beals and Tim Lyons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 23, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Stevens and the Rev. Tim Hughes officiating. Music will be provided by Matthew Gragg and the Minton Family. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the doctors and nurses on the 2nd floor at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Caldwell family.

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