Charles “Mike” Caldwell

Charles “Mike” Caldwell, 72, of Blanket passed from this life November 2, 2020.  A visitation will be held at Heartland Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, November 6, 2020.  A funeral service will be held in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel at 2 PM Saturday, November 7, 2020 with interment at Rock Church cemetery officiated by Gary Day.

Mike was born in Gorman Texas February 9, 1948 to Charlie and Willa Ruth Caldwell.  He graduated from Blanket High School.  He married Shelly in November of 1984 in Brownwood and they began a life together that blessed them for almost 36 years.  Mike worked as a truck driver hauling cattle and later working on the pipeline.  He enjoyed camping and fishing at Floyd’s lake.  Mike loved to embarrass his kids and tormenting nieces and nephews, but was passionate about spoiling his grandkids.  In the younger years he was an avid bronc rider.  He loved to bar-b-que whether he was the one cooking brisket, ribs and sausage or just eating and visiting.  Mike loved his family and he loved the look on Shelly’s face when he would bring lost dogs home to his lovely wife.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Shelly Caldwell of Blanket; sons, David and wife Tania Lee of Brownsboro, Sammy Caldwell of Lampasas, Christopher Matthews and wife Jennifer of Blanket; daughters, Julie and husband Ben Windham of Lampasas, Jamie and husband Rob Garrett of Weatherford, Rebecca Caldwell and husband Brad of Blanket; sister, Ernestine and husband Kenneth Hampton of Early; brother, Sammy and wife Karen Caldwell of Utah; uncle, Alvin Caldwell of Abilene; 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by a son, Charles “Micky” Michael Caldwell Jr.; sister, Mary Dellis; grandson, Juan “Jr” Manuel Gamez-Meek; and parents, Charles Sam Caldwell & Willa Ruth Couch Caldwell.

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Posted online on November 04, 2020