Obituary published Dec. 4, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
Memorial services for Edmond Briscoe (Eddie B.) Caldwell, 56, of Perry will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Cannon Dam Opry, Perry. Private family interment services will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cannon Dam Opry. Services are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry.
Mr. Caldwell passed away at his home at 1:03 a.m., December 3, 2012 following a 10 year battle with cancer.
He was born May 15, 1956 in Hannibal, the son of Edmond Cleaver and Margaret Briscoe Caldwell.
He was married to Teresa Jeffrey on August 3, 1985 in Mexico and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother of Perry; three children, Champ Jeffrey Caldwell of Columbia; Cannon Dawn Caldwell of Perry and Bobby Caldwell of Troy; two sisters, Rebecca "Becky" Caldwell of Perry and Mary Kay (Tim) Wyss of Mexico; several nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Mr. Caldwell was a lifetime area resident and farmer. He was a 1974 graduate of Mark Twain High School, a 1978 graduate of Westminster College and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He worked at First National Bank of Montgomery City for one year and then for the Missouri Department of Agriculture for 10 years as a state grain inspector. He then returned home to take over the family farm. He served on the Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District Board for eight years and the Lick Creek Cemetery Board for many years. He was a member of the Perry Lions Club, the Lick Creek Masonic Lodge #302, and the Mark Twain Hookers Bass Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and was an avid Mizzou fan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lick Creek Cemetery, Perry Lions Club, or Campassus Hospice, 3050 I-70 Dr. S.E. Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom McBride, Les Wilson, Mike Bluthe, Jim Behrens, Clyde Oligschlaeger, Eddie Joe Hamill, Bill Wright, Tim Wyss, Dennis Stuart, Paul Allgood, Ron Seabaugh, Don Seabaugh, Roger Cowden, Kevin Evans, Brad Dodge, Jim Reinhard, Mike Crocker, and Tony Burden.
Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.