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Chris Caldwell

Christopher "Chris" D. CaldwellLaurens, SCChris Caldwell, age 59, of Montrose, Colorado and previously of Laurens, S.C. went mountain climbing on June 17, 2017, in the San Juan Mountains of Ouray, Colorado. The Lord took him home from 13,000+ feet on Mt. Gapin while he gazed at his most loved sight; the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Chris was found by the Ouray Search and Rescue Team on June 19, 2017. Chris was a well-known mountain climber, having participated in the conquering of "United Way" of Looking Glass Rock, N.C. He had climbed the Grand Tetons, Denali in Alaska, as well as mountains in West Virginia and Canada. Chris was also an avid cyclist.Chris graduated from Ware Shoals High School and was a member of Union Baptist Church of Laurens, S.C. He is survived by his parents, Raye G. Caldwell of Clinton, and H. Gilbert Caldwell of Laurens. He is survived by his sister, Sherry Caldwell of Cross Hill and special friend, Eileene Coleman. Also surviving is his fiancé, Carol Cesare of N.C. He is also survived by his beloved Aunts: Mildred Pressley, Alice Godfrey, and Alveta "Becky" McGeehon (all of Hickory Tavern) and Vondie Caldwell of W.V. Also surviving are numerous cousins.Funeral Services will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary in Laurens, S.C. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow the service at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, 121 Executive Center Drive, Suite 135, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the Ouray Sheriff's Office c/o Tim Passick, Box 585, Ouray, CO 81427 for the Ouray Search and Rescue Team, Inc. of Ouray, Colorado. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Chris Caldwell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Greenwood Memorial Gardens
3302 U.S. 25
Hodges,, SC, 29653


JUN 24. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360


JUN 24. 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360

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Veda sue Burkett prayers for family I'm so sadden when I found out today such a sweet person

Veda Burkett Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Went to school with him such a sweet guy very sadden just found out prayers with family he always had a smile

Veda Burkett Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

May God wrap His loving arms around each of you during this loss to our family and give a peace that passes all understanding. I will always remember Chris as he taught us to "roll down the hill" beside Aunt Raye's house. Praising God that we have the promise to be reunited again one day! Love to you all!!

Nerissa Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God sustain you as you cherish your many happy memories with Chris.Jesse and Elizabeth M. CannEnnis and Julia Morrison

Elizabeth Cann Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry of your loss he was my friend in school just found out. Praying for family

Vera Burkett Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Sherry, We were so sorry to hear about Chris's passing. Danny considered him a special childhood friend. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Love Jan and Danny Wells

Danny Wells Jun 25 2017 12:00 AM

Sherry, I am so sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Sounds like he died doing what he loved most. Who could ask for more? Know that I am holding you and your family close in my thoughts.

Randall Frye Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM

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