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Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:05 am

Phillip Ray Caldwell, 57, of Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by family. Memorial Services were held Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling  Green with Greg Wyble officiating. Phillip was born Oct. 5, 1956 in Vandalia, the son of Charles Herbert and Melba A. Graves Caldwell.
Survivors include two sons, Justin Caldwell of Bowling Green and Jody Cobb of Camdenton; two grandchildren, Demie Jaslyn Cobb and Dillan Phillip Cobb; one brother Bill Caldwell (Jan) of Frankford; three sisters, Donna Sue Grote (Darrell) of Bowling Green, Linda Tepen (Jim) of Bowling Green, and Gail Branstetter of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kevin Caldwell.
Phillip grew up in Estes on the family farm.  After graduating from Bowling Green he worked on the farm until 1984, when he moved to Festus. There he attended St. Louis Community College, Meremac Campus, and received his associate degree in Electrical Science.  Upon graduation he has been a field service technician in the dental field for the past 25 years. He returned to Bowling  Green in 1991.
Phillip did mission trips with Service International doing dental clinics in Kosovo.  He enjoyed fixing and building things, float trips, and traveling in his RV.  All of his extra time was spent with his family and extended family.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pike County Home Health and Hospice.
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