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David Robert Caldwell

May 6, 1951 ~ January 21, 2022 (age 70)


David Caldwell age 70 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, January 21, 2022 at his residence.  He was born May 6, 1951 to his parents, the late L.D. and Cloie Gay Caldwell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister, Rebecca "Beck" Ritchie and 3 brothers, Wallace Caldwell, Larry Caldwell and Bobby Gay.  He was a Methodist and worked in retail sales in food stores for years.  He was known for his smile, friendliness and willingness to help customers in the stores.  David leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 40 years, Rita Caldwell of Smithville; 2 sisters, Libby (Larry) Gibbs of Smithville and Freda (Gene) Lumby of Pierre, SD; 3 sisters-in-law, Carolyn Caldwell, Jane Gay and Teresa Stanley all of Smithville; brother-in-law, Steve Ritchie of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 1:PM Tuesday January 25, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dwayne Cornelius and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Monday 12:Noon until 7:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.  The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and No food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  

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