CHILLICOTHE - George J. Calvin, 83, of Chillicothe passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence.
He was born June 27, 1930, in Chillicothe, Ill., the son of George and Velma (Jones) Calvin. He married Shirley Allington on Nov. 3, 1957, in Hernado, Miss.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, James (Rhonda) Calvin of Chillicothe and Shawn (Tami) Calvin of Edelstein; and two grandsons, Jacob (Shelby) Calvin of Chillicothe and Nicholas (Meghan) Calvin of Lacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Calvin was a U.S. Army veteran.
He worked for Caterpillar for 32 years at the Mossville plant.
He was a member of the Peoria Casting Club.
He loved to fish, his grandsons and being with his family.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 17, 2013