TROY - Vernon Lee Calhoun, 83, of Troy and formerly of Middletown, passed away 11:50 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Clare Bridge Assisted Living for dementia patients in Troy.
He was born May 11, 1929, in Middletown, to the late Sherman and Nellie (Lawson) Calhoun.
He was married to Carrie Ann Stewart for 44 years; and she preceded him in death May 15, 2001.
Vernon is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Michael and Sandra Calhoun of Troy; one daughter, Brenda Blevins of Sandusky; one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Bob Russell of Middletown; four grandchildren, Jerri and Alan Stacy, and Jared and Stephanie Calhoun; and seven great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Nora and John Dunn; and his brother, Troy Calhoun.
He was a member of the Troy First Church of God and previously was a member of the Yankee Road Church of God in Middletown.
He served his country in both the Navy and the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He retired in 1990 from Armco Steel Corporation with 37 years of service.
His hobbies included archery, hunting, firearms, fishing and golfing.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with Terry Gray and the Rev. Gary Hosbrook officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in
Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.
Contributions may be given in his memory to Troy First Church of God in Troy, Ohio.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.