Harvey Lee Calhoun

11/18/1949 - 03/07/2023

Obituary For Harvey Lee Calhoun

A home going celebration for Mr. Harvey Lee Calhoun, 73, of Talladega will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Rushing Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Clarence Woodward is the pastor. Reverend Reginald Holloway will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be held in the Kings Chapel Church Cemetery. Mr. Calhoun will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the funeral home.

THE BEGINNING- Harvey Lee Calhoun was born on November 18, 1949, to Ovell Calhoun and Josie Gooden Calhoun in Talladega County, Alabama.

EARLY YEARS- At an early age, Harvey accepted Jesus Christ and united with Kings Chapel Church in Alpine, Alabama. He was educated in the schools of Talladega County and was a graduate of Talladega County Training School. He briefly continued his education at Talladega College before enlisting in the United States Air Force on November 3, 1969. Mr. Calhoun served honorably until October 28, 1971.

BETTER DAYS- Harvey found love at a young age and on January 4, 1969, he took the hand of the former Mary Long in holy matrimony. To their union three children were born. After returning to civilian life, Harvey continued serving his country by becoming employed with the Anniston Army Depot. On May 19, 2005, Harvey retired from the depot with 35 years of dedicated service. When it became time to unwind from a day at work, Harvey found joy in gardening, flowers, welding, small construction projects and tinkering under the hood of cars that needed a little special touch by him. When it came to sports, Harvey was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and also we a supporter of the Atlanta Braves and the Auburn Tigers.

Harvey was a loving husband of 54 years to Mary Calhoun; caring father of three sons, Stevie (Kenyetta), Derrick (Cheryl) and Randall (Kristi); adoring grandfather of Brandy, Brittany, August, Kianna, Haley, Devin, Mikayla, Jadon and Alison; doting great grandfather of Christopher, Ashaunty, Jaden, Karter and Kashton; devoted brother to Bonnie (Ernest), Wanda and Vanessa; fond nephew of Jonathan and Mildred; and warmhearted uncle, other relative and friend to a host of others.

THE NEXT CHAPTER- On the morning of March 7, 2023, Harvey traded time for eternity at his residence. He was welcomed to his new home by his parents, Ovell and Josie Calhoun.

Guest Book

May the Will and Grace of GOD help the family endure during this time of sorrow. Archie Harmon

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With deepest condolences to the Calhoun Family from Isom Goodwine, Angel Goodwine-Batts, and Georgia Goodwine-Christian.

- Isom Goodwine

May God grant the family all the strength, comfort and peace that is needed. Harvey, I will always remember your trumpet solo that gain recognition at numerous band festivals. The melody will always reign in my heart. Love you forever, Fannie Turner-Bush

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May God give your family all the comfort and peace needed. Harvey l will always remember your trumpet solo that won recognition at many Band Festivals. The melody will always remain in my heart. Love you, Fannie Turner- Bush

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Our deepest sympathies to the Calhoun family. May God grant you peace and comfort. Joy Gooden-Farquhar and Jonathan Gooden

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I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Harvey. We're praying for the family and we will continue to lift you up in prayer. Harvey was always happy and smiling and he made me laugh. Rest in Glory.

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We send our love and deepest sympathies. Jonathan Gooden and Joy Gooden-Farquhar

- Jonathan Gooden

Otha & Christine Calhoun sent for Harvey Lee Calhoun With our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Duane Calhoun

Every moment in time holds a gift in its hand. Now, Harvey and his smiling face is in God's hands. May God continue to hold the entire family in his and so sorry for your loss. M. Louise Sterling

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So very sorry for your loss.My God strengthen you. Prayers for the family. Sherry Lawson Ragland

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Praying for your entire family 🙏🏾. So sorry to hear about Harvey's passing, I pray God will heal your broken hearts in time. Your Cousin, Shirley Pearl Reynolds Thompson.

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May the memories of Harvey bring you peace and comfort. We shared many fun days with Harvey at our Grand parents house. The Cole Family

- Clinn Cole

May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. May you be surrounded by love ones that remind you that you are not alone. With Love, The Karmen Brown McClain Family

- Karmen McClain

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May God give you comfort and strength during this time. Rest in heaven cousin until we meet again.🙏🏾❤️ Lavella Gooden-Matthews & Family

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Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal. What a loss! My heart hurts, but when the MASTER calls us home, it is time to go. I loved my cousin. I will miss texting him. I will never forget his BBQ ribs at the 2000 Calhoun Family Reunion in Talladega.

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Please accept our condolences. May you find peace in GOD'S Grace. Melvin Calhoun Jr., Rev. Johnny Calhoun and Dolores "Gigi" Calhoun!!

- Melvin K Calhoun

Keeping the Calhoun Family in our thoughts and prayers. Honda - Engine Assembly

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So sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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What we have loved and enjoyed will never be lost. Harvey's contribution to the protection and happiness of your family will bring comfort, peace, and strength in the days ahead. May God bless and keep you always. Clinn/Gloria Cole

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So sorry to hear if Harvey's passing. My prayers are with the entire Calhoun Family. Darlene Moore Neely

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