Terry Wayne Caldwell

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Terry Wayne Caldwell, 66, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, June 3, at his home. Terry was born May 1, 1951, in Nevada, MO to Elton Earl and Ellen (Short) Caldwell. On July 18, 1970, he was united in marriage to Paula Sue “Susie” (Adams) and she preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2013.

Terry attended Nevada Schools and graduated from Nevada High School in 1969. He received his civil engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1973. Terry and Susie worked side by side as owner/operators of T.E.K.E. Nuts and Chips, a vending snack food distributorship for 39 years. After selling the business he worked at 3M in Nevada until his retirement. Following his retirement, Terry continued working part-time for Bond Seed Company in Nevada. He was a member of the BPO Elks No. 564 in Nevada and the Studebaker Drivers Club. Terry enjoyed time and activities with his grandchildren, taking trips in his ‘59 Silver Hawk Studebaker, fishing and playing cards.

Survivors include his companion, Susan Burns, of the home; three children, Marty Caldwell and wife, Sandy, of Nevada, Misty Shepherd, of Diamond, Mo., and Mendy Legleiter and husband, Leon, of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kelsey Caldwell, Triston Shepherd, Tori Shepherd, Riley Legleiter and Reese Legleiter; one brother, Earl Caldwell and his wife, Joyce, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews; and a “slew” of other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife Susie, he was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Kelly Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Chris Deines officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the BPO Elks No. 564 in Nevada in care Ferry Funeral Home.