J Newman Caldwell

J Newman Caldwell, 96, Raytown, Missouri passed away February 15th, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  A visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:00 PM Thursday,  February 18th at Missouri Funeral Care 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133.  Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, February 19th at Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, IA.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Infusion Center.

Newman was born and raised on the farm in Iowa and married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn, in 1940 and have been happily married for 76 years.  They moved to Kansas City in 1941 to start a family and work with his brother Guy on forming “Guys” potato chip company where he worked for the next 44 years.

Newman was a devoted member of the Ridgeview Christian Church, an avid Royals and Chiefs fan, a passionate fisherman and a wonderful husband, father and granddad.

He is preceded in death by his five siblings.  Survivors include; wife, Kathryn; son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Diane Caldwell; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Paul Kenworthy; son and daughter-in-law, Tom & Alice Caldwell; grandchildren, Tricia DeCamp  (husband Greg) and Jason Caldwell (wife Brooke), and great grandchildren Reagan and Ryan DeCamp.


  1. Robert Pflanz on February 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Although no surprise at his age, it is still a deep loss.

  2. Irene Joslin on February 17, 2016 at 10:10 am

    My thoughts and sympathy are with the family today.

  3. Becky Cahill on February 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I have such fond memories of Newman, his kindness and smile. Thinking of all of you and praying for peace and comfort from the Lord for you.
    With deep sympathy ~ Becky, Patrick, Callia & Cassia Cahill

  4. Tom Crowley on May 25, 2024 at 9:55 am

    I worked at Guy’s foods from 1977 to 1980 and talked to Mr. Caldwell in the warehouse many times. Most of the older employee’s addressed him as Mr. Newman! Took me a while to figure out who he was? He was a hands on man when it came to work and once took me (I was their only fork lift operator for the warehouse) and one other employee to US Cold Storage to address some inventory issues with him driving a Guy’s route truck and us riding in the back! A very down to earth man. So glad to find out he was blessed with a long life 💖

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