Homer “Possum” Caldwell, 74, of New Hope, passed from this life Sunday at his home.
Homer served 40 years in the New Hope Fire Department. He joined the Department in 1957. The Department had only one 1948 model truck. He became chief in 1976 and served until his retirement in 1997.
He was preceded in death by father, Jesse Caldwell Jr., and mother, Leatha Smith Caldwell.
Surviving are wife, Dollie S. Dilworth Caldwell of New Hope, son, John “Boy” Caldwell of New Hope, 3 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, brother, Jimmy Caldwell of Zephyrhills, FL, sister, Martha C. Jones of Huntsville, and sister, Bonnie C. Manning of Woodville.
Visitation will be Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 2:00 PM with Dr. Ed Herring officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hayden Cemetery.