Joe Harold Caldwell

71 year old Joe Harold Caldwell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and David Young will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Clyde Caldwell and Vera Summers Caldwell Cashion; a son, Ricky Caldwell; a daughter, Sharon Caldwell; four brothers, Eldridge, Cordell, Jerry, and Wayne Caldwell; and two sisters, Frances Murphy and Eva Lois Caldwell. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Matthews Caldwell of Smithville. Three daughters, Rhonda and her husband Glynn Merriman of Smithville, Angela Cantrell of Nashville, and Joanna and Joseph Call of Smithville. Two sons, Rex Caldwell of Beth Page and Randall and his wife Jerrie Marie Caldwell of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and two sisters, Margaret Ann Cantrell of Smithville and Katie Ruth Shook of Mount Juliet. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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