Toy 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, another founding member of the MTB, died six days later of massive head injuries. Tommy is buried at the same cemetery in Section D-4.
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 M-3, Plot 239-B, Grave 1
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery, turn right and park behind the large statue and lawn section at the entryway. Walk along the broken concrete walkway and towards the middle of the Section M-3 you will see Toy’s flat monument along the walkway.