William Eugene Caldwell, 72, of Bokoshe died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, at Milton, to Juanita Ina (Fox) Culwell and William Hershel Culwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church and a greenskeeper for golf courses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Kyle Caldwell; step-fathers, Tommie Simpson and John Baggs; sister, Loretta (Culwell) Fowler; brother-in-law, Loyal Fowler; and sister Dolores (Simpson) Best.
William is survived by his wife, Priscilla J. (Swanson) Caldwell of the home; nine children, Kerrie (Caldwell) Venancio of Nipomo, Calif., Shawna (Caldwell) Duval of Plumas Lake, Calif., Chad Caldwell of Lompoc, Calif., Ryan Caldwell of Grass Valley, Calif., Michelle Rondone-Figueroa of Sacramento, Calif., Lorraine (Rondone) Brousseau of Medford, Ore., Darlene (Rondone) Elliott of Sacramento, George Edwards Jr. of Elk Grove, Calif., and Richard Edwards of Bokoshe; 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Culwell of Poteau and Jimmy Simpson of Hawaii; three sisters, Mary Ellen Mobbs of Atoka, Perma Lea Toler of Oroville, Calif., and Emma Lee Lovell of Shady Point; beloved cousins, Norma Jean and Darrell Moreland of Panama, Kenny Fox of Shady Point, C.W. (Wayne) Fox of Washington; beloved nephew of Sue (Hutcherson) Culwell of Bokoshe; numerous uncles, cousins, friends and other family members too many to name.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Old Bokoshe Cemetery with Pastor Wes Bates officiating, under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
Viewing will be from from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Leave on-line greetings at www.gracemanorfh.com .
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