Reverend Joe L. Caldwell was born on July 19, 1937, in Union Springs, Alabama, to the late Deacon Leroy and Sister Ida Bell Caldwell.
Reverend Caldwell accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully.
He was a hard-working man an entrepreneur. He enjoyed fishing and going on long slow rides site seeing.
He loved getting his hands dirty and working on cars, and he enjoyed seeing his grandkids and great-grands. He also enjoyed cooking and baking. He will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: Debbie C. Taylor; one brother: Cody Harris; two sisters: Mary Dean Livingston and Gertrude Burchs; grandson: Tywon Caldwell Tatum, Sr.; great-grandson: Antionne Martinique Caldwell, Jr. He leaves to cherish his precious memories a loving and devoted wife: Lola Caldwell of Springfield, Massachusetts; four daughters: Vivian Caldwell of Union Springs, Alabama, Leona (Timmie Jordan) Tatum of Crestview, Florida, Mary Caldwell of Union Springs, Alabama, Charlotte Caldwell (Andrew) of Springfield, Massachusetts; two sons: Joe Caldwell, Jr. of Union Springs, Alabama and Carlzell Caldwell of Greenville, Alabama; one sister: Charlotte C. (George) Phillips of Union Springs, Alabama; numerous of grandkids, great -rands; two great-great grandkids; a special niece: Luvenia Tatum; two special cousins: Gloria and LeMack; a special pastor and friend: Tommy Cooper, Sr. and Jessie Disnuite; and his Florida buddy: Mr. L. W.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Reverend Joe L. Caldwell, age 84, passed away on August 18, 2021.
On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the Going Home Service was held at 2:00 p.m. from the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Union Springs, AL.
The burial followed at the Perpetual Care Cemetery under the direction of the caring staff of Scott’s Chapel Hill Mortuary. “Because We Care.”