Dr. Bruce Francis Caldwell, 85 of 203-A Deer Track Trail died at his home Saturday afternoon, December 29, 2018, with his loving family by his side.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. T.R. Miller and Dr. Ed Gunter officiating.
Born on May 6, 1933 in Haywood County, Bruce was the son of the late Ernest and Ruby Leatherwood Caldwell. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Clinton Lions Club. He was veteran of the U.S. Army and a well-known retired Surgeon with Sampson Regional Medical Center. He was extremely involved with the Sampson Community Theatre and wrote a weekly column for the Sampson Independent. He was an avid UNC Tarheels fan, and had many hobbies, including painting, woodworking, stained glass, model airplanes and golfing. He was a kind, loving man who leaves behind a large family and lots of colleagues and friends who will miss him dearly. He had a smile that could light up a room and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Jones Caldwell; four daughters: Allison Caldwell Kindt of Raleigh; Angie Caldwell Buxton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Lara Caldwell Creech and husband, Ricky of Hampstead; Elise Caldwell Childers and husband, Eric of Raleigh; two sons: Brian Caldwell and wife, Bridget of Louisville, Tennessee; Dr. Jeffrey Caldwell and wife, Laura of Williamston; two step-sons: Joshua David of Turkey; James David of Clinton; a sister, Donna Ward and husband, Pete of Aiken, SC; and sister-in-law, Pat Caldwell of Waynesville. He was also blessed with ten grandchildren: Matthew Caldwell, Jeffrey Caldwell, Jr., Trent Caldwell, Anderson Caldwell, Drew Kindt, Virginia Buxton, Thomas Buxton, Rance Creech, Mary Kellaen Creech and Rhett Childers; and three great-grandchildren: Roslyn Caldwell, Sullivan Caldwell and Corbin Caldwell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Corzine Caldwell and a brother, Neal Caldwell.
Visitation for family and friends will be held immediately following the service on Saturday, in the Church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Bruce’s honor to Sampson Community Theater, PO Box 1396, Clinton, NC 28329; or to First United Methodist Church, 208 Sampson St., Clinton, NC 28328.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of 3HC, and all his friends who have shown so much compassion and kindness during his illness.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Caldwell Family.