David A. Caldwell, 57, of Beaumont passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, at his residence. David was born Feb. 6, 1954, in Orange and was a graduate of West Orange High School. David received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Lamar University and later a Masters Degree from the University of Texas in Austin.

He completed both degrees with high honors. He was credentialed as both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and served as the director of Behavioral Health Services at Gulf Coast Health Center in Port Arthur. Through many years of service to his profession, David helped many people who suffered from mental illness and substance addiction.

He was also a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and took pride in leading Together in Texas Pre Marital Workshops in Jefferson County. He thoroughly enjoyed helping anyone in need whether it be family, friends, colleagues, or neighbors. David resided in Austin most of his adult life. He was passionate about his dogs CoCo and Stretch, and loved long walks with them at Town Lake.

He enjoyed listening to music, reading, working with electronics, evaluating research in his profession, debating current events with family and friends, and he loved a good cup of coffee. David resided in Beaumont for the past five years where he has been involved with Alcoholics Anonymous.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Stevens Caldwell and June Rogers Caldwell; sister, Barbara Caldwell Thomas; brother-in-law, Jim Surprise; and his beloved dog, CoCo.

David is survived by his wife, Debbie Caldwell; daughter, Cesily Caldwell Cormier and her husband, Blake of Mauriceville; sister, Harriet Caldwell Surprise of Bartlett, TN; niece, Janet Thomas Warner and her husband, Scott of Sour Lake; nephew, Robert Thomas and his wife, Susan of Missouri City; two step-granddaughters, Paytin and Payslee Cormier who he loved dearly; his beloved companion of greater than fifteen years, his dog Stretch; and many other valued family members, friends, and colleagues.

His memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private family committal with be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or to St. Francis Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 5740 Kohler Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706.