- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Donald Caldwell Jr.
Donald E. Caldwell Jr., 69, of Dutchtown died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of Donald E. and Deana Thompson Caldwell. He and Elsie Underwood were married June 15, 1974, in Cape Girardeau.
Caldwell served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 15, 1957, to Jan. 13, 1961.
He was a truck driver 45 years, retiring from Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Perryville, Mo. He was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church. Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Caldwell of Dutchtown; two daughters, Rhonda (Tim) Dunham and Charleen Hinkle of Cape Girardeau; a son, Rodney (Jessica) Underwood of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren, Billy Underwood, Tyler (Katlyn) Underwood, Stefanie Underwood, Andrew Hinkle, Ashley Underwood, Elizabeth Hinkle, Adam Hinkle, Haylee Kilburn, Kensie Kilburn, all of Cape Girardeau; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylyn Spies of Cape Girardeau.
Also four sisters, Mary Lou (Bob) Reid, Janet (Bill) Whitlock, Karen (Bill) Gibbs, Pam (Tom) Gibbar; three brothers, Larry (Linda) Caldwell, Mike Caldwell, Tim (Kristina) Caldwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery with military rites by Missouri Honor Team.