Herbert Anthony CADDELL
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CADDELL, Herbert Anthony, 70 of Odessa, Fla., passed away on Feb. 19, 2013, surround-ed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Triste; his children Bryan (Mary), Todd (Cathy), Michelle (Michael), Danielle (Michael); grandchildren Andrew, Katie (Darko), Payton, Ashton, Brian, Hunter and Reddington; brother, Robert; nephews, Jeff and David; sisters, Sandy, Shirley, Carol; and mother, Lucille; aunts, Gladys Murray, Daisy Carson, and Dimple Kersey (deceased); nieces, Katherine and Caroline; his special nephews, Tony, Andy and Michael; and special niece, Lauren; his brother-in-law, Tom; and sister-in-law, Georgeanne and his dogs, Bandit and Petey. Herb, called Tony by family members, was born in Wallens, Ky. on Dec. 14, 1942. He graduated in 1960 from Valley High School Louisville, Ky. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961. His first permanent assignment was Camp Drake, Japan with the Army Security Agency. While there Herb attended Sophia Jesuit University in Tokyo getting two years of college credits in one year. Herb re-enlisted in 1963 and qualified for Officer's Candidate School. He attended basic flight school at Fort Wolters, Texas and advanced training at Fort Rucker, Ala. Herb received his aviator wings in November 1965. He arrived in Vietnam as a first lieutenant assigned as an Aero Scout Pilot, Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightening). Herb flew OH-6 Cayuse (Loach) helicopters, Charlie Model and Cobra gunships. He had at least four helicopters shot out underneath him and received two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in intense combat. During one year of combat he received 12 air medals (a first award and 11 oak leaf clusters). After discharged from active duty, he attended Middle Tennessee State University. After college, Herb joined the U.S. Marshal's service. He was assigned to various places such as Milwaukee, Miami, Tampa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C. where he guarded some of the Watergate defendants. Herb and Triste loved to travel especially with their friends Carolyn, Cindy, Bob and their children Michael and Lauren. Some of the places they visited were Bhutan, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Morocco, Greece, Ireland, Austria, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Hawaii, Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and his favorite country Italy. Herb was proud of his Scottish/Cherokee heritage. He had a full kilt outfit which he wore in Edinburgh celebrating New Years Eve 1999. He loved music from opera, to Bocelli who he heard live in concert 3 times, the Beach Boys, Lynrd Skynyrd, Barry White, and the Grateful Dead. He was an avid reader of the classics especially Moby Dick but also enjoyed the Harry Potter books. Herb loved going to museums, Dutch painters such as Rembrandt, going to the movies and eating popcorn, playing cards and board games, and drinking wine with his friends and family. He was an avid golfer who had two holes in one and enjoyed the time spent on courses with his golf buddies. At any time, Herb was available to help family and friends. He touched and influenced so many lives. His terrific impish warm smile and tremendous sense of humor will be very missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lost Angels Animal Rescue, PO Box 260212, Tampa, FL 33685 or English Springer Rescue, www.springerrescue.org, click on ways to help. A private scattering of his ashes will be at a later date.


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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 23, 2013.
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March 7, 2013
Herb, have a safe journey, my friend. Triste, we will always have shared memories of Petra.
Bob Wilkie
March 1, 2013
With love all things endure, for though they may pass from this earth, they live on in the hearts of those who love

Wth love all things endure,for though Tony may pass from this earth,He will live on in the hearts of those who love him.Peace and many blessings,Carol Kersey Borkoski and family
March 1, 2013
Triste,So sad to hear of Tony's passing.I remember him as a lanky teenager running around.We will all miss him terribly.My deepest sympathies to you and Tony's children. God Bless,Cousin David
February 27, 2013
Triste
We are very sorry to hear about Herbie"s passing.Steve is very heart broken,he enjoyed playing golf with Herbie and Bob.
Our prayers are with you and your family


Nance Family
February 26, 2013
Triste,
You had a great life with a wonderful friend and husband. We had some great laughs together, and I will never forget his kindness to my family.
Beth Hopkins
February 25, 2013
Triste,
Jill and I want to wish you our sincere condolences. Herbie's smile and laughter will be missed by everyone. I will fondly remember our many discussions on world events over a glass of red wine ........
Randy
February 25, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with Triste and the Family.
MarionTurner
February 24, 2013
My Dear Friend, I miss and Love You so very much.
Joe Lopez
February 24, 2013
Missy and Sissy,
My heart is hurting for your loss. You both are to be commended for being faithful to Tony, especially these past, painful weeks. The obituary was so special, focusing on how full he lived his life......in service for our country and following his dreams of travel and relationships. I can remember how gracious he was when my family visited in Murfreesboro and Miami. Always a welcoming host! I love you girls and am thankful for such loving daughters he helped to raise to be fantastic wives, mothers and business women. Love you, Peggy
Peggy Howell
February 24, 2013
Michelle We are so sorry for the loss of your father--Our thoughts are with you and Mike and the kids
Judy Steffen
February 24, 2013
Michelle We are so sorry for the loss of your father--Our thoughts are with you and Mike and the kids
Judy Steffen
February 24, 2013
Michelle We are so sorry for the loss of your father-Our thoughts are with you and Mike and the kids
Judy Steffen
February 24, 2013
Michelle I am so sorry for the loss of your father-Our thoughts are with you and Mike and the kids
Judy Steffen
February 23, 2013
sorry to hear about Herb. Rest in peace brother.we served together 1966-67
Michael Douglas
February 23, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Herb. I flew with him in D Troup 3/4 Cav., and we lived in the same houch. All my memories of 'Herbie" are fond ones.
Lewis Barger
February 23, 2013
Although We only had a chance to me Herb once, we could tell from that meeting that he was someone special. He sounds like an amazing man in all that he did. Our prayers and thoughts are with Triste and his family. Love, Cconnie and Dan
Connie Smyth
February 23, 2013
My prayers & thoughts are with the family. Sorry to hear about your loss, Triste.
February 23, 2013
Mich and I remember the fun we all had in New Guinea. Herb, rest in peace.
February 23, 2013
Miss you dearly. We were fortunate to have known you. Thank you for your service, thank you for being a great friend and neighbor. We shared good times, good food and good wine. We'll never forget all that you did for us and others. You were an inspiration. Love Linda and Chris
February 23, 2013
Triste and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May all the happiness and memories you made and shared be always at the forefront of your thoughts and help you make it thru this painful time. Herb is at peace and will always be watching over you. My love to all.
Sue Morgan
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