Wayne B. Caldwell
July 6, 1957 ~ October 25, 2012
Torrey, Utah - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Wayne B. Caldwell, age 55, died October 25, 2012 at his home in Torrey.
He was born July 6, 1957 in Greeley, Colorado, a son of Larry Wallace and Charleen Kay Caldwell. He graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1975, where he went by the name of Wayne Shirley. He attended Colorado Northeastern Community College and received his Associate Degree in Coaching.
Wayne married Anita Kay, June 3, 1978 in Vernal, Utah. They were later divorced. He married Shirley Lea Collins, November 5, 2005 in Tarkington, Cleveland, Texas.
Wayne moved to Vernal in 1975 from Hanksville, where he grew up, and worked for Chevron Oil Company for 25 years. In 2000, he became the acting Pastor of the First Baptist Community Church in Torrey. He loved to share the gospel with anyone who would listen.
Wayne loved the outdoors and enjoyed taking pictures and hiking the back country of Wayne County and the surrounding area. He loved basketball and lettered in basketball and track in high school. He played basketball up until last years, when he became to ill to play any longer.
Wayne loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and his sons.
He is survived by his wife of Torrey; his mother, Charleen Self of Spanish Fork; his step-mother, Ellen Caldwell of Las Vegas, NV; children: Cody and Sarah Caldwell, Kriston and April Caldwell, Kyle and Melissa Caldwell, all of Verna; step-sons: Benjamin and Becca Obregon of Austin, Texas; Jeffrey and Kim Varvel; Carl Mark and Lisa Varvel of Cleveland, Texas; Gregory Varvel of Katy, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Russel and Cathy Caldwell of American Fork; Scott and Annette Caldwell of Vernal; Debbie and Paul Francis of Cedar Hills; Jim and Shari Shirely of Lovelock, Nevada; Colleen and Brian Douglas of Spanish Fork.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Caldwell.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the Teasdale Cultural Hall, where friends may call for viewing from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services. Additional funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the World Vision Assembly of God Church, 444 West 400 North in Vernal, where friends may call for viewing Wednesday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
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October 27, 2012, 4:56 pm-
I really enjoyed spending time with Wayne talking about serving the Lord. He participated in Young Leader training with our state convention for several years when I got to spend a lot of time with him.
He was a great witness for our Lord and Savior and cared greatly in sharing the good news to everyone. Praying fo the family and Shirley.
He is once again moving around and maybe even playing a basketball game with Jesus.
- Rob Lee