Fred William Caldwell passed away at his home March 5, 2021 at the age of 73.
Fred was predeceased by his mother, Eva Joy Caldwell, father, Dr. Robert M. Caldwell Sr., sister, Dink Fawcett and his grandparents, Robert and Sarah Lovill.
Fred is survived by Claudette Elizabeth Patton Caldwell (Libby), his loving wife of over 52 years, daughters Amber Smith (Todd) of Sugar Hill, Ga., Shane Marriott of Duluth, Ga. and grandsons, Trotter Smith of Dahlonega,Ga., Ethan Smith of Sugar Hill, Ga. and Austin Marriott of Duluth, Ga., sister, Sara Anne Caudle (Dorman) of Advance, N.C. and brother, Robert M. Caldwell, Jr., (Susan) of Evans, Ga.
He was born and raised in Mount Airy, N.C. After graduating from Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va, Fred attended Massey Business College in Jacksonville, Florida. He went on to a career of sales in the snack foods industry and known by some as “The Legend”. His larger-than-life personality blessed him with never working a day.. He loved people, his work, and his customers turned into long-time, close friends.
Fred loved hunting, fishing, casinos and time on Lake Lanier with his family. He never missed his grandsons’ basketball, baseball or soccer games and was always on the front row whistling and cheering the loudest.
Fred’s life will be celebrated at Hillside Chapel Funeral Home, 1190 McEver Rd, Gainesville, Ga. 30504 Tuesday, March 9th with visitation at 1:00 PM and service at 3:00 PM. His body will be laid to rest at Skyline Memory Gardens in Mount Airy, N.C. Thursday, March 11, 2021 with a private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Ronnie Green Heart Center, c/o The Medical Center Foundation, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 or Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier at PO Box 691, Gainesville, Georgia 30503.
Online condolences may be made at www.hillsidechapelfuneralhome.com
Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services 1190 McEver Rd. Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.
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