J. C. Caldwell, 82, passed away at his home in West Sacramento on April 13, 2005. He was a native of Arkansas and a 52-year resident of West Sacramento.
J. C. served as a Marine Raider in the South Pacific during WWII. After retirement from 33 years of driving for Greyhound, he enjoyed golf, fishing, and travel. He was a member of Scepter Lodge #808 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Ben Ali Shrine, Order of the Eastern Star, Washington Outboard Club, Marine Raider Association, Sixth Marine Division Association, and a life member of VFW Post #8762 of West Sacramento.
J. C. was the beloved husband of 58 years to Naomi Caldwell, loving father of Michael Caldwell, dear brother of Hazel Potter, Lucille Cullum, Betty Ross, and Herschel Caldwell, devoted grandfather of Kimberly Enloe and Micah Caldwell, great-grandfather of Tyler and Johnathan Enloe, brother-in-law of Penny Rice, Barbara Rice, Ray Mong, Dolores Roberts and Josie Johnson of Alturas, CA, and admired uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, sister, Maureen Powell, and brothers, Alton and Virlion Caldwell.
Friends and family attended a military graveside service on Wednesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, CA, followed by a fellowship together at the VFW Hall in West Sacramento. Memorial contributions in J.C.’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Crippled Children.