William Edward Caldwell
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William Edward Caldwell
  • February 3, 1931 - September 10, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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William "Bill" Edward Caldwell, 86, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away on September 10th, 2017. Bill was born in Knoxville, TN to the late Edward and Mildred Caldwell. He grew up in Maryville, TN. He graduated from Maryville High School in 1949, attended Maryville College for two years and then transferred to the University of Tennessee. At UT, he earned a business and law degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1953 and a JD degree in 1954. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Bill served in the United States Navy for over three years as an air intelligence officer with a nuclear weapons delivery squadron on the carriers USS Franklin Roosevelt and USS Forrestal.
Bill joined the National Labor Relations Board, Atlanta, Georgia in 1958. He retired from the NLRB in 1988 and joined the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy. In 1990, Bill became an Administrative Law Judge for the Georgia Department of Labor Board of Review. After 1995, Bill was an arbitrator and mediator, in the fields of labor, employment and commercial panels. Bill moved to Winston-Salem in 1997, and married the former Bobbi Goodnough. He was a member of Forsyth Country Club and Centenary United Methodist Church. Bill enjoyed golfing and painting with watercolors.
Bill is survived by his wife, Bobbi Caldwell; his son, David Caldwell, his daughter, Kimberly (Steve) Baker and grandsons Matthew Baker, Gregory Baker, and Tyler Baker; stepdaughters, Terry (Mark) Hanna and their daughters, Whitney Hanna and Kelly Hanna; Ashley Goodnough, and Susanne (Ed) Cook and their children, Lauren Cook, Elizabeth Cook and Charles Cook.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Arbor Acres, Piner Hall on October 7th at 2pm. There will be reception following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: DayBreak Respite Care at Centenary United Methodist Church.