Jerry Louis Caddel
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Jerry Louis Caddel, of Lubbock, TX, passed away November 11, 2021. Jerry was born July 30, 1934 in Mangum, Oklahoma to Louis Gaston (Jack) Caddel and Audie Thompson Caddel. He was happy to be the older brother to Bob. After graduating from Mangum High School, he attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Teaching. He was married to Kay Wildman on October 6, 1956 in Alfalfa, Oklahoma. He taught Instrumental Music in Boise City and Mountain View, Oklahoma. After moving to Lubbock, Texas, they had one son, Christopher Louis Caddel. In 1965, Jerry began a career as a 6th Grade teacher and Elementary School Counselor with the Lubbock Independent School District. After retiring in 1999, he continued to work part-time for both LISD and Texas Tech University as a Professional Educational Diagnostician. When he retired from part-time work in June of 2016, he had served in education for over 60 years. Jerry was a member of the Agape, Wolfforth, St. John's, and New Deal United Methodist Churches. He served as President for the Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association, Member of the West Texas Counseling Association, and was awarded the West Texas Counselor of the Year, twice. He was very proud to be appointed and serve on the Texas Governor's Commission on Ethics and was a Charter Member of the Ranch Headquarters Association (now called the Ranching Heritage Association). He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bob. He is survived by wife Kay, son Chris, grandchildren Jackson, Hank, and Truly Caddel of Lubbock, sister and brother-in-law Hubert and Kara Lee Bean of Moore, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law, Mary Caddel of Kingsland, Texas, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and host of friends. The visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Home on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2 PM in the Sanders Memorial Chapel, located at 1420 Main Street. A graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Alfalfa Cemetery in Carnegie, OK. Donations can be made to the New Deal United Methodist Church.