John F. Floyd Commentary: Remembering D.K. Caldwell, a man for the ages

Connie and I lived in Texas for a while. While only living there a short time, I learned a lot about the gas and oil industry. We lived in Tyler, T...

November 5, 2022
4:32 PM

Connie and I lived in Texas for a while. While only living there a short time, I learned a lot about the gas and oil industry. We lived in Tyler, Texas, the Rose Capital of the World, and it was well named. More roses are grown commercially in Tyler than any place in the world.  But Tyler is also known as one of the great oil centers. I could have stayed there for the rest of my career. The people were solid, no-nonsense types of individuals, while being gracious to a fault. Tyler was also a rich little town because when the East Texas oil strike occurred, it is said that the money gravitated to Tyler and the roughnecks and roustabouts, an oil industry job classification, settled in Longview, Texas.

John F. Floyd