Jerry Martin Caddel of Cedaredge died Jan. 7, 2014, in Houston, Texas. He was 73.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mountain View Bible Church in Lazear. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Caddel was born in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 14, 1940, to Jessie Carlton and Delma Anderson Caddel. He grew up in Arlington, Texas, graduating from Crawford High School in 1959. He received a degree in engineering from Arlington State University.
He married Martha Carmack in June 1963.
He worked at Rocketdyne in Ardmore, Okla., before moving to the Waco area in Texas. He opened Jerry's Auto Supply in 1968.
While in Waco, Mr. Caddel was active with Boy Scout Troop 308 and hunted Native American artifacts and the local wildlife in the Crawford/Valley Mills area.
In 1990 he and his wife moved to Cedaredge.
He was a member of the Montrose Mountain Men. He participated in numerous shooting competitions and received many awards and trophies. He was a gunsmith and self-taught taxidermist. He enjoyed fixing and restoring anything from hot rods to antique furniture.
He was a member of Mountain View Bible Church in Lazear.
Mr. Caddel is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Caddel of Round Rock, Texas; his son, Wilson (Jenny) Caddel and their daughter, Jaclyn, all of Calvert, Texas; his brother, James (Phyllis) Caddel of Arlington, Texas; his sister, Beverley (James) Ferrell of Harlingen, Texas; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Martha Carmack Caddel, on Sept. 7, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (to establish an annual youth memorial hunt in his name), Hill Country Chapter, P.O. Box 1045, Georgetown, TX 78627; to Say Amen Food Pantry, c/o Lorena United Methodist Church, 205 S. Bordon, Lorena, TX 76655; or to the American Heart Association.
Cremation was handled by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory of Bryan, Texas.blog comments powered by Disqus