Revis D. Calvert, 84, of St. Elmo, died at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Voelker Home for Seniors in Mason.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown, with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post 420 will follow. A private family burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Avena Township Park District Save Our Pool Fund, c/o Fayette County Bank in St. Elmo. Online condolences may be shared at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Calvert was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Edgewood, the son of Orlando and Thelma Haslett Calvert. He married Marilyn Brown on June 5, 1955, in St. Elmo.
He had been employed with Claypool Drilling and was the retired owner and operator of Calvert Well Service. He spent 30 years in food concessions at area fairs and festivals, and for Hannagan Auction Co. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Avena. He was a co-founder of the St. Elmo Improvement Association, was an organizer of the Band Day parades in St. Elmo, and was a member of and instrumental in the St. Elmo Save Our Pool Committee. He served in the Army from 1950-52 in Korea, was a life member of Weakly-Rowland American Legion Post 420 in St. Elmo and a member of Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676 of Altamont. He very much enjoyed dancing.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Daryl and her husband Don Reed of St. Elmo; brothers, Ralph Calvert and his wife Debbie of Coffeen, and Don Calvert and his wife Joyce of DuQuoin; grandchildren, Jaimee and her husband Kris Blankenship, Krysta and her husband Larry Tish, and Revis Reed; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Madalynn, Jaxson, Torin and Corrigan; and special friends, Bart and Trouble.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Jim Calvert, and daughter-in-law, Karen Calvert.