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James Edward Calvert, 87, of Kansas, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.
Mr. Calvert was born on September 16, 1931 in Hohenwald, TN; he was the son of Bartie and Mary Calvert. He married the love of his life, Aileen on March 20, 1954 in Carenth, MS and they shared a loving marriage until her passing in 2012. James enjoyed listening to gospel singing, traveling, eating catfish with beans and cornbread, he loved spending time with his family; but most of all, he cherished going to church.
He is survived by his 7 children, James Calvert & wife Elizabeth of Tahlequah, OK., JoAnn Calvert, & husband Pedro Soto of Easley, SC., Thomas Calvert of Siloam Springs, AR., Norma Jones of Tulsa, OK., Steven Calvert & wife Janice of Siloam Springs, AR., Jimmy Dale Calvert & wife, Brandy of Kansas, OK., and Doug Calvert & wife Rhonda of Siloam Springs, AR; 2 brothers, Harold Calvert & wife Pat of Colcord, OK and John Calvert & wife Loretta of Watts, OK; 31 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Bessie, Juanita, William, Roy, Ann, and Kathy; and 2 granddaughters, Laura and Rori.
The funeral service will be held at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Kansas, OK on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 1:00pm. Pastor Sam Andrews and Pastor Jesse Glass will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the Kansas Cemetery in Kansas, OK under the direction of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.