Toy Caldwell, a founder and guitarist with The Marshall Tucker Band, lost both his brothers, Tim and Tommy in separate car accidents a month apart. Tim collided with a garbage truck and Tommy Caldwell’s Land Cruiser, despite wearing a seatbelt and equipped with a roll bar, clipped a parked 1965 Ford Galaxy on South Church Street in Spartenburg and flipped over. Tommy died six days later of massive head injuries.
The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name “Marshall Tucker” from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space.
Final Resting Place:
1300 Fernwood Glendale Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29307
Grave Location:Section D-4
Grave Location Description
From the cemetery entrance drive straight ahead towards the large statue and make the first right and continue around the border of the cemetery and take the 2nd right. If you come to a large mausoleum you just missed the turnoff for Tommy’s final resting place. Park after 100 feet and look for 2 large stone pillars and Tommy is buried 20 feet to the left of the “Moore” mausoleum approximately 75 feet from the road.