George Hammond Calhoun, age 75, of Bonifay, went home to be with the Lord and Savior on July 8, 2013. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Calhoun County, to the late Orison Memory Calhoun and Jane Warren Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun retired from Monsanto Chemical Company after 37 years. He was then a farmer/rancher which was a lifelong dream. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Emerald Coast Hospice for their care and support.
He is preceded in deaths by a sister, Irene Anderson; a brother, Memory Artice Calhoun and a loving wife of 49 years, Beatrice Curry Calhoun.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Calhoun;, two daughters, Gwen Calhoun Peacock (Willard) and Tina Calhoun (Catherine Stephens); one brother, Glen Calhoun; two grandsons, Hunter Peacock and Grady Peacock and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11 a.m., at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Caine officiating. Burial will follow at Westville City Cemetery in Westville, with Sims Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m., at Sims Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers are: Orison Calhoun, Joey Marsh, Grady Peacock, Hunter Peacock, Willard Peacock and John Specht. Honorary pallbearers are: Jimmy Harrison, Joe Brown, Bill Strickland, Burl Curry, John Campbell, W.T. Retherford and Troy Herndon.