Danny Clyde "Dan" Caldwell
Danny Clyde "Dan" Caldwell, 65, of Lakehills, lived life to its fullest from June 7, 1948, to August 9.
He was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. In 1966, he graduated from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and entered the United States Air Force on June 14, 1967.
On June 16, 1971, he married Doris-Mai Deschaine Caldwell of Madawaska, Maine.
A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Dan's duties in the Air Force also included being a fireman and recruiter. After serving proudly for 20 years, he retired in 1987.
Dan had a love for history, which he loved sharing with others. He served as an authenticity coordinator on several western movies and appeared in movies and commercials. He became the narrator for the Bandera Cattle Company gunfighters and a volunteer historical tour guide at Fort Chadbourne in Bronte. Dan was also involved with Living History re-enactments at Fort Concho in San Angelo and Fort Mason in Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Doris-Mai Caldwell; son Kenneth Caldwell and his wife, Kimberly, of San Antonio; daughter Dawn-Renee Rice and her husband, Steven, of Longview; sister Shirley Layton of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; twin sister Donna Britt and her husband, Ed, of Greenville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Alexis McKinney and Elena Caldwell; step-grandchildren, Shelby and William Rice; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dan was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Clyde Caldwell, and mother Ellen Mae Caldwell.
Burial will be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas with full military honors at 10:45 am, Thursday, August 15. At 4 pm that same day, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera.
Dan's family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Michael D. Kwan, MD, and Dr. Chandra Kunavarapu, MD, and the staff of the Texas Transplant Physician Group. They also wish to thank Dr. Jorge Alvarez, MD, and all the staff at Methodist Heart Hospital for their excellent care and concern during the past year.
Memorials may be sent to Blue Bird Auxiliary in memory of Dan Caldwell to PO Box 29600, San Antonio 78229.
Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting the "Sending Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapel of Bandera.