Published on Tuesday, June 19 2012 08:44
Written by NRVNews
Curtis Muncy Caldwell, 85, of Cabot Drive, Pearisburg, departed this life Sunday evening, June 17, 2012 at his home in the loving care of his family and hospice. Born in Kimballton on October 11, 1926, he was a son of the late Clarence and Margaret Johnston Caldwell. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pearisburg, a veteran of the U S Army WW II, a very active member of his community coaching little league sports, working in the PTA and as a member of the Giles Historical Society. Curtis was a writer of poems and prose; his crowning works were his local history volumes “Up On Big Stony” and “From Here To Yonder”. With the love of his life, his loving wife, the late Jane Wysong Caldwell, they graced the dance floor as active members of “The Circle Eight Square Dancers” In raising his five daughters and in loving his wife he exemplified the patience and gentleness that everyone wants to see in a husband and father being the bread winner as he worked at Standard Lime and West Virginia Magnetite Corporation where he retired as a superviser. He leaves to cherish his memory his five daughters and sons-in-law Linda Martin of Dublin, Carol Hurst of Concord, NC, Joyce McCormick and Timmy of Pembroke, Peggy Caldwell of Pearisburg, and Connie Speckmeier and Terry of Kimballton; his grandchildren Jeanette Sherman (Tim), Chris Martin (Amy), Allen Martin, Aaron Hurst (Natalie), Krista Blankenship (Matt), Leslie Martin-Grupp (John), Eddie McCormick (Megan), Jodi Reed (Mitch), Lori Evans (BJ), Joshua Mullins (Lauran), and Nikki Douthat; his seventeen great-grandchildren; his sister, Norweta Wilburn of Kimballton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with The Rev. Dr. Fred Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with military graveside honors by local American Legion and VFW Posts. Curtis’ family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. The family extends their heart-felt thanks to Dr. Kenneth Walker, Dr. Robert Devereaux, Carilion Hospice and the local neighbors and community for their support during Curtis’ illness. In lieu of flowers it is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Giles County Historical Society or Carilion Hospice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.