Col. Dana T. Caldwell, (Ret.), USAF, age 79, of Powell, Ohio, went to meet his Lord on Wednesday, August 4,  2010 at home with his family at his side. Born in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Jewel and E.E. Caldwell, he was a graduate of Gallia Academy and Ohio University. Dana entered the United States Air Force after college and began a distinguished 21+ year career culminating in his promotion to Commander, 355th Tactical Air Lift Squadron, Rickenbacker Air Base, Lockbourne, Ohio. He was a faithful member of Dublin Baptist Church and was the first protestant usher at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church! Dana is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Bernie Caldwell; sons, Charles Caldwell of Upper Arlington, Ohio, John (Kaya) Caldwell of Atlanta, GA, Andrew Caldwel, of Powell and Chris Caldwell of New York City; grandchildren, Alee, Samantha and Joshua; brothers and sister, Col. Jim Caldwell of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Richard (Greta) Caldwell of Upper Arlington, Dr. Julian Caldwell of Granville, Ohio, Elizabeth Matthews of Gallipolis and their families; and numerous friends. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. SUNDAY at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio 43065, (614)-792-1471. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. MONDAY, August 9, 2010 at the DUBLIN BAPTIST CHURCH, 7195 Coffman Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017 with Pastor Darrel Gabbard, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to: The Dublin Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 7195 Coffman Rd., Dublin, OH 43017, in Dana's memory. Condolences may be sent to family at: