John Brice Caldwell, Sr. of Madison, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. 

He was born in Jackson to Brice LeGrier and Mattie Mae Bass Caldwell on December 15, 1930. John was born to love music, as he played the saxophone and clarinet in the Central High School Marching Band, The Silver Stardusters Air Force Orchestra, The Jack Jones Orchestra, The Ed Butler Band and The Jules Barlow Orchestra. 

He also used his beautiful baritone voice in his church choirs at Central Presbyterian and Covenant Presbyterian churches.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After his service to his country, he worked for the State Times newspaper, and then went on to work for the Mississippi State Rating Bureau where he retired with over 30 years of service. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois Ross Caldwell, and sister Trudi Caldwell Nicholson, and survived by his children Cheryl Caldwell May (Rusty), John Brice Caldwell (Kim), grandchildren John May (Sally) and Missy May Hammond (Reed) and his great-grandchildren Molly, Maylee, Brantley, Elle, Rhett and Ashlynn. Funeral services were held at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison on September 3rd.