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Marvin Caddell

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Marvin "Pete" Caddell LEXINGTON - Funeral services for Marvin "Pete" Caddell, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Bolton and Rev. Dr. Patrick W. Riddle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Honorary pallbearers are St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Men's Bible Class, Denmark High School Football Players of 1954, 1955 and 1956, the Breakfast Group and the Cardiac Rehab Group. Pallbearers are Russell Z. Plowden, Christian R. Stormer, T. Brett Harman, Trevor P. Crocker, C. Alexander Harman, Josef E. Clark, Thomas H. Rawl, III and Ronald V. Wade. Mr. Caddell passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014. A native of Moncks Corner, SC, Mr. Caddell was born on March 11, 1924, and was the son of the late Nettie Powell Caddell and Samuel Lewis Caddell. He was also predeceased by four sisters, Jenny Alexander, Nellie Giggleman, Marie Freeman and Lois Caddell, and two brothers, Aiken Caddell and James Caddell. Mr. Caddell served in the US Army during World War II from 1943 through 1945. He trained at Camp Buttner, NC, and Fort Bragg, NC, and deployed to Europe with the 272nd Field Artillery Battalion. His unit was awarded four battle stars; Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. The 272th fought in the Battle of the Bulge and at different times was a part of the 1st Army, 9th Army and 3rd Army, which was commanded by General George Patton. Upon returning from WWII, he graduated from Newberry College and later earned a Master's Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina. Shortly after graduating college, Mr. Caddell married Clara Elizabeth Harman of Lexington, SC and they were married for 62 years. Mr. Caddell began his career as a high school teacher and coach at Macedonia High School from 1951 until 1953. At Denmark High School from 1954 until 1957, he was principal and coach. He was principal at Boiling Springs High School from 1957 until 1959. In 1959, Mr. Caddell moved to Lexington, SC and joined Star Engraving Company and later L. G. Balfour Company, representing their products to South Carolina high schools and colleges until his retirement in 1986. He was national salesman of the year for five years. For many years, Mr. Caddell was a member of the Lions Club, The University of South Carolina Gamecock Club, American Legion Post 7 and the Palmetto Club. He enjoyed playing golf and was a charter member of both Lexington Country Club and the DeBordieu Golf Club. He enjoyed spending time at DeBordieu with family and friends. Known for his straight forwardness and conservative views, he will be remembered as a devoted husband and faithful friend. Mr. Caddell is survived by his wife, Beth, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 119 N. Church Street, Lexington, SC 29072. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net

Published in The State on Feb. 10, 2014
Marvin P Caddell
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