Michael Christopher Caldwell

Friday, April 30, 1954 - Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Dedicated to His Family

Photo of Michael Christopher Caldwell  - 1954-2021

Canton- Michael Christopher Caldwell, age 67, entered into his eternal Heavenly home on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Michael was born April 30, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, later making his home in Haywood County where he had resided most of his life. He was employed as a skilled electrician with Colbond / BASF Corporation in Enka for 40 dedicated years. Michael was blessed with a vast knowledge of historical events, always reading history books, articles and watching documentaries that pertained to the past. He was a very talented artist, spending many hours sketching and drawing and his work was admired by many.  Michael also enjoyed being outdoors and was a gifted marksman who enjoyed target shooting. In the words of his family, “Michael was a simple man and a family man who loved us with all of his heart.” He shall be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Samuel Caldwell.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Lorna Putnam Caldwell of Canton; his mother, Gretta Baldry Caldwell of Canton;  daughters, Amanda Robinson and Jeremy of Canton and Sara Miller and Jason of Canton; sons, Benjamin Caldwell and Lauren of Taylors, SC and John Caldwell and Holly of Canton; grandchildren, Emily, Nathan, Roman, Ada, and Graham; brothers, Kim Caldwell and Debbie of Maynardville, TN and Jeff Caldwell and Kim of Warrensburg, Missouri; a sister, Sandra Fox and Burton of Canton; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service to honor the life of Mr. Caldwell will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Pastor Roy Kilby will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Caldwell family.

Condolences from family and friends

Mike was a great man and will always be remembered for his kind and caring ways. I will miss him for the rest of my life. I am truly grateful to have known him.
Brian Botsko
The Pisgah High School Class of 1978 extends our heartfelt condolences to our classmate, Lorna Putnam Caldwell, on the passing of her beloved husband, Michael Christopher Caldwell. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories you hold so near and dear, be your comfort today and always.
PHS Class of 1978
Lorna, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Cindy Dixon-Owen
So sorry for your loss.Mike was a great friend and we had so much fun together in our younger years.He will be dearly missed .
Wayne Howell
Mike was a treasured friend all through our school years. He was a friend to everyone and always had a smile and a greeting! He certainly was a gifted man in so many ways. I am praying for all the family.
Matt Pruett
Lorna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of you in our youth and express my sympathies to you and your family.❤️Pamela Morgan Young
Pamela Morgan Young
So sorry for you're loss of a very special man,that we were honored to know & call friend. Our thoughts, love & prayers to all the family.
Kenneth & Peggy Miller
Lorna, I was so sorry to hear about your husband, however, it was good to talk to your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love you
Anne Mathews
Sorry for your loss I worked at with Mike at BASF he was a true friend we had a lot of good times working together I'll see him again one day.
Calvin Watts
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
I had the honor of working with Mike at colbond. I was scared to death of him when I first saw him considering I was only 150 pounds, but he was just a giant teddy bear that was full of knowledge and always willing to help. I will miss him and never forget him. He was a good man and awsome Maintenance technician
Johnny Nelson
I just wanted to send my condolences to Gretta Lorna, Jeff and Kim and Sandy and the rest of the family I just found out this morning and this news just broke my heart Mike will be greatly missed by many and all who knew and loved him. I pray for God to wrap you all and comfort you through the tough days ahead Much love to the whole family!
Donna Caldwell Griffith
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always such a joy to be around as he had a goodly amount of the “Caldwell boy’s” sense of humor. Our prayers are with you all.
Gary and Lynn Caldwell Fox
Lorna and Family: We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a great guy, and he will be missed. Much love and prayers for you and the family. May God's comfort and strength sustain you in the days and weeks to come. Much love in Christ, Kim and Mary Jonathan
Dr. Kim and Mary Milner
Big C was a true friend and I am sure he will be missed by all that knew him. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years and got to see what a kind and generous man he truly was. His sense of humor and the way he would tell a good story always made everyone laugh. He had such love for his family and talked about that often. No doubt but that he will be forever missed - I know he will be by me. Prayers to Lorna and the family.
John Trammel
I had the pleasure of working with Mike. I always enjoyed his stories and knowledge. Mike was a hard worker and a dedicated Union member. He was missed tremendously when he retired but will forever be in our hearts.
Ashley Nelson
I had the pleasure of working with Mike, Big C at Colbond before he retired. He was a great man. I enjoyed listening to his stories and learning from him. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Lorna and the family.
Chris Cole
Oh Sarah iam so very sorry for your loss, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Donna Eddy
Oh Sarah iam so very sorry for your loss, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
Donna Eddy
Mike was a man who left an impression on everyone that meet him. He always had a story to tell and bring a smile on there face. Rest in peace ole buddy. People who knew you will never hear your name and not smile again.
Dale Wyatt(Emory Electric)
The Pisgah Class of 72 send our sincere sympathy in the loss of a special classmate. May you treasure your memories.
Pisgah Class of 72
Always sweet aand kind to me at high school. Robin Reno
Robin Reno