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Jim Caldwell

February 4, 1961 — May 17, 2024

Jim Caldwell

Augusta, GA – Entered into rest on Friday, May 17, 2024, Mr. James Paul Caldwell, 63, loving husband of the late Tonya Wages Caldwell.

Jim was a native and lifelong resident of Augusta. He is the son of the late Dr. Joseph and Peggy Caldwell. He was a 1979 graduate of Aquinas High School and attended Augusta College. He was a member of Woodlawn Methodist Church. Jim was funny and often kind, and never met a stranger. 

Family members include his sisters: Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell Swann (Richard) and Claire Caldwell Palmer (Marty); brothers: Joseph Lawton Caldwell III (Terri), Dr. John Price Caldwell (Alice), and Matthew Roberts Caldwell (Robin); nephews: Richard Caldwell Swann; John P. Caldwell Jr, Joseph L. Caldwell IV, Casey Palmer, Lance Palmer; nieces, Kate and Beth Caldwell, Kristin Caldwell, Megan Caldwell Spitz and Allie Caldwell; and fifteen great-nieces and nephews, including his godson, Thomas Price Swann.  He is also survived by his beloved little dog, Lillie.  

Memorial contributions may be made to The Hale Foundation, Inc., 402 Walker St., Augusta, GA 30901, That’s What Friends Are For (dog rescue), P.O. Box 9490, Augusta, GA 30906 or to Fuller Center for Housing, P.O. Box 523, Americus, GA 31719.

A private graveside service will be held in Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be brothers Joe, John, and Matt Caldwell; nephews John P. Caldwell Jr. and Joseph L. Caldwell IV; great nephew and godson, Price Swann.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 31, 2024, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

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Friday, May 31, 2024

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