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Fielder Calhoun

SHREVEPORT, LA - Memorial services celebrating the life of Fielder Calhoun will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with a reception to follow in the church parlor. Reverend Paul D. Martin and Father Todd Wetzel will officiate.

Born Edd Fielder Calhoun to Curtis Lawrence Calhoun and Ellie Fielder Calhoun, Fielder was born March 30, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He passed away on March 7, 2012 in Shreveport, LA as a result of complications unrelated to the surgery. At a young age, Fielder and his family moved to Mansfield. He graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1949 and attended Centenary College. He married Sue Pinson in 1953 and raised three children in Shreveport. Fielder joined his father in law in the Pinson Insurance Agency later becoming Pinson-Calhoun Insurance Agency. In 1979 he bought Interstate Insurance Underwriters, which still continues as a family business today where he worked everyday until his death. He was affiliated with various insurance organizations and was especially involved in Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana and Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana. In his early days, Fielder was very involved with the Shreveport Jaycees. He also served on many community boards and civic organizations in the Shreveport area and was very active with the local and state Republican Party. For forty years, Fielder was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. During that time, he was elected to the Vestry twice, serving two, three year terms and served on and chaired various committees in the church. Fielder was a licensed lay reader for 25 years. Anything he was involved in, Fielder gave it his all.

Fielder enjoyed anything that involved his family which he loved dearly, particularly, attending his three grandson's soccer games. He also loved the mountains, and sitting on his deck overlooking Bickham Dickson Lake enjoying his "Old Fashion". He adored all things John Wayne. A man of few words, Fielder was appreciated for his dry sense of humor.

His wife of 55 years, Sue; his parents; and his brother, Donald Curtis Calhoun, preceded Fielder in death.

He is survived by wife, Ann Richardson Calhoun; daughter, Helen Turner and husband, Harold; sons, Lawrence Calhoun and wife, Connie and Clay Calhoun; grandsons, Taylor Calhoun and wife, Jessica, and Logan Calhoun and special friend, Caroline Boley and Justin Turner; great granddaughter, Lilly Calhoun; also, special extended family, Dorothy Allen and Dr. Paul Davis and wife, Janet and their children, Ann Marie Allen, Michael, Stephen and William Davis; also, Elissa and Zachary Davis, children of the late, John Peter Davis, III.

Honoring Fielder as honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Turner, Gilbert Shanley, Bob Harwell, Rubben Moore, Ed Monette, Sam Smith, and Tom Wilson.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Providence House, 814 Cotton Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, Woody's Homes for Veterans, 442 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 or to the charity of donor's choice.

Fielder lived his life by this quote, "I often tried and

failed but, I never failed to try".

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Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2012
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