June 6, 1934 ~ June 8, 2021

Born in: Cataloochee, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Joe Byron Caldwell, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the N.C State Veterans Home in Black Mountain.

Mr. Caldwell was born in Cataloochee, NC to the late Jarvis Rubin Caldwell and Bonnie Childress Caldwell.

Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legions in Black Mountain. He retired from Wilson Art and Ingles Markets.

He is survived by his wife, Doyle B. Caldwell; son, Mike Caldwell (Joan); daughter, Jan C. Barden (John); brother, Harley Caldwell (Pat); sister, Anne Ross; four grandchildren, Amanda Lyons, Megan Caldwell, DeAnna Barden and Laura Barden; three great grandchildren, Corrie Lyons, Colt Lyons, and Isaiah Barden and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend’s Alan Blanton and Sonia Burleson officiating.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org

Services

Memorial Service: June 12, 2021 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Inurnment:

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-252-3535

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  1. Praying that GOD will bless and comfort you all in these days to come. Our love and prayers are with you all.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Chuck and June, Bud and Sandra Kirkpatrick

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  2. My daddy was a loving and caring father grandfather and great grandfather he is now walking the streets of gold, driving those 18 wheels roll on

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  3. Even though we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your father personally your love, care and dedication to him spoke volumes of the wonderful person, father, grand and great grandfather he was. Our love and prayers are with you.

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  4. We are sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Our condolences to Harley and all of Joe’s family. God’s blessings to each of you.

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