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 as President and as a devoted 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 with his loving wife, he exemplified the patience and gentleness that everyone wants to see in a husband and father. Providing for his family, he lead a successful career at Standard Lime and West Virginia Magnetite Corporation where he retired as a Supervisor.
He leaves to cherish his memory his five daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Martin and the late Tommy 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, and nephew, Shawn Wilburn of Ripplemead.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with The Rev. Dr. Fred Austin officiating. Internment will follow at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with military graveside honors to be conducted by local American Legion and VFW Posts. Curtis’ family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 20th at the funeral home. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kenneth Walker, Dr. Robert Devereaux, Carilion Hospice, 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.