Frank Caldwell LUBBOCK-Family and friends will gather in Carillon Chapel, 1717 Norfolk at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, to share memories and celebrate the life of Eugene (Frank) Franklin Caldwell, who died Friday, March 14, 2014. Services will be led by Dr. Ted Dotts, assisted by the Rev. Rusty Dickerson, Frank's nephew. Frank was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Coleman, Texas, to H.T. and Marcia (Mullican) Caldwell. The family moved to Channing, Texas, in 1931 where Frank graduated from high school in 1945 and West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1950 and a Master of Education Degree in 1954. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. When he was discharged, he taught school in Channing, Texas, Sherman, Texas, and then moved to Lubbock where he met and married his love, Jerry Medlock. They were married 59 years. He taught in Lubbock for the next 35 years, retiring in 1988. He may be remembered by several generations of Coronado and Monterey graduates as Dear, Sweet Mr. Caldwell, Sir, the man who taught them drivers' education. He dearly loved his students. Living at Point Plaza, Carillon, was a great joy to Frank, and he never ceased singing its praises of the wonderful people who live there and those who are employed there. He helped found the Men's Club, or the 7 PM Club, which meets each evening, and their Saturday morning coffee club and tried always to be there. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Ja. Survivors include his wife, Jerry; daughters, Cartha and husband Mike Covington, Marci Caldwell; son, Gene Caldwell and wife Lara; 14 perfect grandchildren; and one perfect great-grandchild; two sisters, Ginny Dickerson and husband Merle of Lubbock, and Doris Herbal of Amarillo and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested donations be to Parkinson's Foundation, or to
. He has donated his body to Texas Tech.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2014