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Wesley Dwight Caldwell

December 20, 2020 - 00:00
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    Wesley Dwight Caldwell

Wesley Dwight Caldwell was born on April 11, 1953, to Guster “Gus” and Katherine Caldwell.

He was raised on the family farm and attended Dover School.

Following the passing of his parents, he moved to California to live with his sister Hazel Williams and graduated high school in California.

Dwight moved back to Dover and worked for Tulsa Pipeline, Capital Well Service, Beard Oil Company and Kingfisher County District II where he retired.

Dwight married Sandra Costello on July 5, 1975, and unto this union had one daughter.

Dwight was a past member of the Blue Lodge in Dover and the 33rd Lodge in Guthrie.

He also served on the board of Opportunities Inc. in Watonga.

Dwight was a member and also served as president at the Lone Oak Community Center in Dover, where he assisted with community events to include its recent project of starting a “hoop house” to grow fruits and vegetables.

He also was active with the East Dover Livestock Association.

Dwight raised cattle on the family farm. He also grew watermelons for several years and could be found selling his crop on the same corner that was previously occupied by longtime resident Tom Emery.

He would be there most weekends and would be teased that there were more people out on his corner than at the two local churches. It was guaranteed that you would get a watermelon and one of his “true stories.”

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Hazel GB) Williams and Eleanor Vivian (Frank) Buford.

Dwight leaves to cherish his memory his spouse of 45 years, Sandra of the home; daughter Sharon Caldwell of Oklahoma City; his five dear nieces and one nephew; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a host of loved ones to include cousins and dear friends.