Revis Calvert (84) of St. Elmo


Published on January 22 2013 9:49 am

Revis D. Calvert, 84, of St. Elmo, died at 4:40 p.m, Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Voelker Home For Seniors, Mason.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Pee Wee Denton officiating, followed by military rites by American Legion Post #420. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Avena Township Park District Save Our Pool Fund in care of the Fayette County Bank, St. Elmo. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking here. Private family burial will be at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo.

Revis was born on September 17, 1928 in Edgewood to Orlando and Thelma (Haslett) Calvert. He had been employed with Claypool Drilling and was the retired owner/operator of Calvert Well Service. He spent 30 years in food concessions at area fairs and festivals and for Hannagan Auction Company. He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Avena. He served in the Army from 1950-1952 in Korea. He was a life member of Weakly-Rowland American Legion Post #420, St. Elmo and a member of Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger V.F.W. Post #7676, Altamont. He was a co-founder of the St. Elmo Improvement Association. He was an organizer of the Band Day Parades and a member of and instrumental in the St. Elmo Save Our Pool Committee. He also very much enjoyed dancing.

He married Marilyn Brown on June 5, 1955 in St. Elmo and she survives. Also surviving are his daughter Daryl (Don) Reed of St. Elmo, brothers; Ralph (Debbie) Calvert of Coffeen and Don (Joyce) Calvert of DuQuoin. Grandchildren Jaimee (Kris) Blankenship, Krysta (Larry) Tish and Revis Reed. Great grandchildren; Kaden, Madalynn, Jaxson, Torin and Corrigan.

He is also survived by his special friends Bart and Trouble.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jim Calvert and daughter-in-law Karen Calvert.