August 14, 1951 ~ February 16, 2021

Born in: Concord, NC
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Dad, Brother, Cousin, Friend, U.S. Marine, Truck Driver, School Bus Manager, NASCAR
Fan…Sadly, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Milton Morris Caldwell Jr., 69, passed away at his
home with his sister, Susie Caldwell, by his side.

The past two weekends were wonderful times with all his children, family and friends, spending
his last few weeks on earth before joining his family and friends in Heaven with God.

Milton was born at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Concord, North Carolina, on August 14, 1951
to Kathryn Mayse Caldwell and Milton Morris Caldwell Sr. His stepmother was the late Christine
Winecoff Caldwell of Concord, NC. His stepfather was the late Bill Heffner of Charlotte, NC/
Daytona Beach, FL. Milton grew up in Concord and Charlotte, NC. He graduated from East
Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC.

Following high school, Milton joined the Marines and served during the Vietnam era in the early
1970’s. He LOVED his time with the Marines – “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” He attended
Daytona State College after his tour in the military.

Milton enjoyed a long career in the transportation-related fields – from auto salesman in
Daytona Beach, FL, truck driver and logistics manager to his current position of Gwinnett
County Public Schools Transportation Bus Manager. He loved his co-workers and getting up
early every morning to go to work. Though he could have retired, he always said “what am I
going to do if I retire?”

His loves were family and friends, automobiles, playing cards and NASCAR. If you asked him,
Daytona Beach, FL was his hometown! His favorite NASCAR driver was, without a doubt, Kyle
Busch. He was also a real fan of the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Dolphins.

Milton is survived by his children Michael Edward Caldwell (Rosemary), grandson Daniel
“Boogie”, Dublin, GA; James Victor Caldwell (Ashley Garven), Fort Walton Beach, FL; Sean
Patrick Caldwell (Nikki), granddaughters Evalyn, Savannah, Olivia, and Lily, Upatoi, GA; Maggie
Caldwell (Brad Ellis), granddaughter Zoey, and grandson Toby, Brasselton, GA ; his sister Susie
Caldwell, Pine Lake, GA; his best friends Nancy and Steve Charron, Lilburn, GA and his Caldwell
cousins in North Carolina and Mayse cousins in North Carolina and Florida.

Special thanks to family friend Pamela Parker, the Palliative Care Team at Kaiser under the
direction of Dr. Anna Skold and the caring folks from Bristol Hospice including Pat Daniels and
Margaret Kuczynska.

A private memorial service will be held for the family. There will be a later time scheduled for a
COVID-friendly service to allow family, friends and co-workers to pay tribute to Milton. In lieu of
flowers, the family request donations be made to The Marine Corps Association Foundation
(MCAF) www.mca-marines.org.

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  1. CandleImageIt was an honor and pleasure to know and work with you Milton. Thank you for your service. Sending prayers and condolences to the family and friends

  2. Milton was a great person to work with. We spent many hours talking, laughing and eating. May God bless you Milton you were a blessing to be around. Thank you for your service to this country. My condolences to the Caldwell family.

  3. CandleImageIt seems like it was just yesterday that I was talking to you at Alford bus lot. You were also so cool about things. Thank you for sharing with me the knowledge you had when I first started driving the school bus routes. You will be missed. Marines will understand this statement. “ Goodnight Chesty wherever you are”.
    Marshall Clarence P. US Army

  4. CandleImageRest in peace, my friend. Milton was a special person and my condolences go out to his family. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

  5. CandleImageMay you rest in peace Milton! I will always remember you as a jovial, funloving, personable man.

    I raise my glass to you in celebration of your life.

    With love

  6. CandleImageI’m going to miss Milton I meet Milton when I went to work for 069. I enjoyed Miltons friendship and our many early morning talks we had at Sweetwater. And our lunches after our Meetings but most of all riding around during the summer months for Fleet. We all did have a laugh.
    My Deepest Sympathy to Miltons Family I know You guys are Heart Broken but He is at Peace now. Cherish Your memories as I will.
    Fly High Milton AKA Mr Marvelous.

  7. CandleImageSoooo sorry that life has taken this turn, but, so grateful I had an opportunity to know Susie Caldwell’s best, favorite brother. Milton, I know you are now pain-free and healthy. My sympathies to your family and prayers that they will always enjoy good memories of time with you…. ❤️❤️

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