Jerry Don Caldwell, age 63, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Mercers Gap Cemetery in Comanche County. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Don was born April 18, 1948, in Blanket, Texas, the son of the late Robert C. and Della Huggins Caldwell. He was married to Rena Kathryn Townsend in Travis County on July 27, 1989. He had lived in Bastrop for the past 14 years, earlier in Travis County and for awhile in Corpus. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed ranching.

Survivors include his wife, Kate Caldwell of Bastrop; sons, Kelly Caldwell of Brownwood and Hunter Caldwell of Bastrop; daughters, Tina of Austin and Angela Denise Tautch of San Saba; sister, Alice Fay Jennings and husband Jimmy of Elm Grove; six grandchildren; one great-grandson and one on the way; and many friends and family.

Preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Weldon Caldwell.

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