A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Rex V. Caldwell, Sr. & Zora Honeycutt Caldwell Slate. Larry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired employee of the Watauga Valley Regional Water Authority and was a former employee of the City of Elizabethton. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church but attended Beck Mountain Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Glen Morgan and Randal Caldwell and a great granddaughter: Stormie Ward. He was a NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his daughter & son-in-law: Angie & Robert Jarrett, Jonesborough. Two Granddaughters: Kelli Hall & fiancé Todd Smith and Kacie Jarrett & fiancé Bradley McDowell. Four Great Grandchildren: Liam, Lincoln, Lane && Lily. One Sister & Brother-in-law: Sandra & Danny Tolley, Elizabethton. One Niece: Jennifer Moore & fiancé Casey Burgess and great nephews: Daniel & Nathan. One Uncle: Gene Honeycutt, One Aunt: Ethel Snyder & husband John. Several special cousins.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 3 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Rev. Ronnie Campbell. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Monday will be: Wesley Snyder, David Snyder, Steve Lohr, Bradley McDowell, Daniel Matheson and Robert Jarrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Gene Honeycutt, Joe Street, Danny Tolley, K.O. Gentry and former employees of the Watauga Valley Regional Water Authority. The family will like to express a special “Thank You” to Dale, Jackie, Joy, April, Kim, his loafing buddies at Greer Market for being such a good friend to our dad & brother. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Larry to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105 or the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:20 p.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Caldwell family.