GASTONIA - Larry Horace Caldwell, 66, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, at Robin Johnson Hospice House.
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A native of Gaston County, he was a son of the late Dewey and Virginia Cochran Caldwell.
Larry was an Army veteran. He was a great husband and stepfather and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 37 years, Jacqueline "Jackie" Caldwell of the home; children, Nicky Joe Helms and wife Linda of Belmont, James "Shawn" Hedrick of Belmont, Pansy Faye and Oscar Cloninger of Gastonia, Jacqueline Sue Elders of Belmont; brother, Jerry Caldwell and wife Shirley of Oak Island, sisters, Peggy Lingerfelt and hus-band Truett of Belmont, Helen Rich and husband Douglas of Charlotte, Dorothy Burch of Lowell, Joann Leatherman and husband Lon of VA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Guy Caldwell.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
A memorial service celebrating Larry's life will follow at 1 p.m. in the Bumgardner Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC, 28054.
Share condolences with the family by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com and signing the guestbook.
Arrangements are with McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 31, 2013