CURTIS GEORGE CALDER

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Curtis George Calder SUMMERVILLE - 76, loving husband of Gladys Knight Calder, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at home in Summerville with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife Gladys of 35 years; one son, Stephen Calder of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kelly Williams and Sean Calder of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two sisters, Carrie Minor of Columbia, and Kellie Hair of Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Lyn Calder and his son George Curtis Calder. Curtis was born April 25, 1938 in Citra, Florida to Carrie Simmons and Eugene Harris Calder. At an early age, the family moved to Ridgeland, SC where he graduated from Ridgeland High School and entered the Navy. He returned from his tour of duty, moved to Charleston and continued his education at the Citadel while starting his career at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He advanced from electrician to general foreman in the Nuclear Inspection Division and retired in 1991 as Head of the Non-Nuclear Inspection Division. In his early years in Charleston he played Center for the Charleston Semi-Pro Football team. Curtis had a love for God, life, laughter and for the ocean. Every possible chance you could find him in his boat with friends or his wife heading for the Gulf Stream to fish or in later years on the lake catfishing. He was a deer hunter and enjoyed woodworking as displayed in many rooms of their new home. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with two of his best buddies, Sam, his English Bulldog and Rambo, his Daschund. He was a member of Cathedral of Praise, a lifetime member of the Charleston Rifle Club, Etiwan Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites and Omar Shrine. Per his wishes, no service will be held. Instead, his ashes will be spread at a later date in the deep blue ocean he so dearly loved. The family will hold a celebration of his life at a future date. His granddaughter Kelly best described Curtis as an incredible grandfather and amazing man with a contagious laugh and a smile that would light up a room. He will be greatly missed by his wife, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be made to a . Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 29, 2014
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