Johnny Chapman Caldwell of Bedford, VA departed this life peacefully in his home November 4, 2019. He was 90. Johnny was born November 15, 1928 in Bluefield, WV. He served as a medic in the Second World War and the Korean Conflict.
He married Jane Walters on May 29, 1949. He spent his career working for independent telephone companies GTE and Continental Telephone. Johnny was also a loyal and valued part-time employee of Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Johnny was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother Sue, his father Charles, and his daughter Nancy. He is survived by his wife Jane, sons David and Mark, daughters-in-law Tersa and Sarah, and grandchildren Jonathan, Ted, Julie, and Emily. Johnny and Jane celebrated 70 years of marriage this year.
Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Blue Ridge Community Church – Build Bedford Fund, 2361 New London Rd. Forest, VA 24551.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, VA and a memorial service will follow at 2 PM in the chapel. A private graveside service for the family will be held at Holy Land Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, VA. (540-586-3304)