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Louis Earl Caltrider

January 6, 1949 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 71)


Louis Earl Caltrider, age 71, of Apex, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at home. Lou enjoyed being with family most; also a long career as a software engineer at Nortel Networks and IT Manager at Cary Orthopaedics and Spine Center. He was devout in his faith at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cary and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Parkersburg, WV.

Louis was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on January 6, 1949 to the late Charles Caltrider and Doris Roth Caltrider. He is preceded in death by son Jason Caltrider, grandchildren Anna Belle Horton and Oliver Horton.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Ketcham, sons: Evan Caltrider and wife Ashley Reich, Sanford, NC; Bryan Horton and wife Lindsay Ungewitter, Efland, NC; Malcolm Eric Horton and wife Mojan Horton, Bellingham, Washington; brother John Caltrider and wife Gina, Argyle, Texas; sisters Linda Lauderman, Parkersburg, West Virginia; Melanie Drecksel and husband Ken, Mount Vernon, Washington; five grandchildren: Kamyar Horton, Neysan Horton, Edward Horton, Devon Horton, and Charlie Caltrider.

A Private Graveside Service will be held Friday.

If desired in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The American Lung Association or Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

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Private Services

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312


DAV - Disabled American Veteran's
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301
Tel: 1-877-647-8387

The American Lung Association Donation Processing Center
PO Box 11039, Lewiston ME 04243-9409

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