William Paul Caldwell passed away peacefully on March 25th, 2024 at the age of 87.

Paul was born June 6th, 1936 to William Webb and Lola Bell (Cary) Caldwell in Roosevelt, Oklahoma. Paul started school in Roosevelt and later graduated from Mountain View High School with the Class of 1955 where even though he was still a student, he drove the morning and afternoon bus routes for his friends and neighbors.

On September 30, 1964 Paul married the love of his life, Mary Sue Balden, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. They made their home on the family farm in Carnegie where they lived together for 59 wonderful years.

One thing that could always be said about Paul was that he was a hard working man. He retired from both Washita County District 1 where he drove a Road Grader, and Carnegie Public Schools where he was a janitor and once again, a bus driver. Paul was lucky enough to be able to drive Brent and Paula on many of their own school activities and quite often, Mary Sue hopped on for the ride. Even while working for the County and School, Paul’s true passion was farming and ranching. He spent most of his birthdays driving the combine and ate his cake in the wheat field, and his cattle were tirelessly counted, fed and watered no matter the crazy Oklahoma weather. Paul was never one for sitting still. He could always find a piece of machinery to work on, a fence to mend, wood to cut or a project he could help his kids or neighbors with.

Paul loved breakfast, fishing, Sunday afternoon naps and reminding us to “check the oil”. But most of all he loved his wife, children and being a Pawpaw.

Paul is survived by his children: Brent Caldwell and wife Julie of Clinton, OK Paula Watson and husband Jason of Carnegie, OK Grandchildren: Laurie Watson and husband Jamil of Alex, OK Jesseca Thomas and husband Chase of Carnegie, OK Brad Watson and wife Katlyn of Chickasha, OK Jake Watson of Edmond, OK and Brylan Caldwell of Bethany, OK Great-Grandchildren: Micah Flores of Alex, OK Corbin Beaver of Carnegie, OK and Daxson Watson of Chickasha OK Sister-in Law Lois Caldwell of Elk City, OK Sister-in law Lavada Randquist and husband Bobby of Edmond, OK Sister-in-law Carol Wanzor and husband Kynn of Duncan, OK And many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Webb and Lola Caldwell, wife Mary Sue, brother Wayne Caldwell and his sister and brother-inlaw Wanda and Buck Hooper.

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home Chapel, Carnegie, OK Visitation: 1:00 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2024, 9:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2024, Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home, Carnegie, OK The family will be present on Monday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Interment: Carnegie Cemetery, Carnegie, OK Under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home, Carnegie, OK