Thomas Price Caldwell, Jr., 74, died Wednesday morning, February 25, 2015 at home, following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was a Professor of English at both Mississippi State University, where he started the Creative Writing Program, and Meisei University in Tokyo, Japan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Frances Clay Caldwell, and his father, Thomas Price Caldwell, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Carol Caldwell of Starkville, MS; sisters Delia Brown (Wayne) of Muskogee, OK, Jane Rose (Jack) of Greenville, NC, Margaret Preus (John) of Rocheport, MO, Anne Schloemer (Doug) of Long Beach, MS; a brother, William Caldwell (Lyvia) of the Philippines; daughter Delia Caldwell (Denise Keating) of Charlotte, NC; son Michael Price Caldwell of San Jose, CA; grandchildren Thomas and Pierce Caldwell of Los Altos Hills, CA, and Grace and Michael Keating of Charlotte, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Hospital Road, Starkville, MS, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 PM. Donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church of Starkville, or to the charity of your choice.