2008-12-04 / Obituaries

George A. Caldwell Jr.

Hancock, 81

George A. "Mick" Caldwell Jr., 81, Hancock, Md., died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born September 21, 1927, in Hancock, he was the son of the late George A. Caldwell Sr. and Pearl Breakall Caldwell, his stepmother who raised him, Mildred Dudley Cavender, and the husband of the late Leona M. Zimmerman Caldwell, who died March 12, 2000.

He attended Hancock area schools.

He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946.

He retired in 1979 from the National Park Service/C&O Canal after 20 years. He was a member of Orchard Ridge First Church of God and he was a trustee of the church.

Mick and Leona enjoyed their retirement years together and they travelled often. They especially enjoyed working together at the Rock Shop in Bryce Canyon, Utah, for five summers.

He is survived by a daughter, Lana E. Weller, Hancock; two sons: Phil G. Caldwell, Agusta, Ga.; Darrell W. Caldwell, Hagerstown; four sisters: Frances Younker, Hancock; Sue Grove of Berkeley Springs; Edith Gloyd of Maricopa, Ariz.; Ruth Brush, Springfield, Ore.; a brother, Gene Cavender, Buck Valley; eight grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Lee and Newton Caldwell; and two sisters: Edna Hovermale and Agnus Clemm.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m, at Orchard Ridge First Church of God. Pastor Jeff Hawbaker officiated. Burial was private and at the convenience of the family.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.

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