February 7, 2024 at 2:04 p.m.

Rickie Caldwell

Rickie Caldwell
Rickie Caldwell

Rickie J. Caldwell, 69, Dunkirk, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at home following an illness.

Born in Portland on Feb. 27, 1954, he was a longtime Dunkirk resident who enjoyed flipping houses and restoring classic cars. 

Survivors include Anita Childers, Dunkirk, to whom he was engaged; son Rickie L. Caldwell (wife: Amy), Redkey; daughter Heather Clemmons-Grayson (husband: Scott), Dunkirk; father Merle Caldwell, Parker City; brothers Brian Caldwell (wife: Trina), Dunkirk, and Ed Caldwell (wife: Leann), Parker City; sister Kandi Shumaker (husband: Jim), Hartford City; stepson: Brad Rogers (wife: Maria), Augusta, Georgia; stepdaughter: Shellie Butcher (husband: Cameron), Sacramento, California; his children’s mother Georgina Foth, Dunkirk; grandchildren Rylee Sikora, Shelby Newsome, Lillian Clemmons, Spencer Caldwell and George Clemmons; great-granddaughter Ella Sikora; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Evalyn E. “Lyn” Caldwell; mother Betty Prater and her husband Bill; stepmother Charlotte Caldwell; brother Mickie Caldwell; and sisters Kathy Jones, Brenda Caldwell and Vickie Caldwell.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation was chosen. 

Memorials are preferred to Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.), 1209 W. Riggin Road, Muncie, IN 47303.

Condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be expressed at MeachamFuneralService.com.

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