Raymond Calhoun

Published 4:28 pm Monday, September 9, 2019

Raymond Calhoun, 93, of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the VA at Mountain Home, Johnson City. He was born November 25, 1925, in Avery County, N.C., to the late Roy E. Calhoun and Oma Johnson Cheyney.
Raymond was a proud World War II veteran who served in the United States Navy. He served in both the European and Pacific Theaters on the USS Chinaberry, a net tender ship. He was retired as a supervisor with Unisys Corporation, Bristol.
Raymond was an active member and elder emeritus of Hampton Christian Church and a lifetime member of Hampton Masonic Lodge #750.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Cates Calhoun; five brothers, Roy Calhoun Jr., Edgar Calhoun, Russell Calhoun, John Calhoun and Harvey Calhoun, and one sister, Jerry Ann Calhoun.
Survivors include his son, Dr. Larry Calhoun and wife Kathy, Johnson City; a daughter, Lisa Calhoun Hall and husband Jeff, Kingsport; three grandchildren, Whitney Calhoun Goetz and husband John, Nashville, Dr. McKenzie Calhoun Highsmith and husband Akiah, Johnson City, and Nathan Hall and wife Meghan, Abingdon, Md.; three great-grandsons, George Calhoun Goetz, Theodore Lee Goetz and Mason Ray Hall; one sister, Jean Carroll; four sisters-in-law, Helen Cates, Nell Cates, Penny Calhoun and Gloria Calhoun; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Raymond Calhoun will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, at Crossroads Christian Church, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray, Tenn., with Mr. Nathan Hall, Mr. Dwayne Calhoun and Dr. L.D. Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, September 11, from noon until 2 p.m. A military graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Active pallbearers will be John Carter, Dennis Carter, Ron Calhoun, Bobby McClain, Wayne McClain, Maurice Shell, Roger Shepard and Tony Church. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Hampton Christian Church. Active pallbearers are requested to assemble at Crossroads Christian Church at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and Mountain Home National Cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Raymond to the Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, TN 37658. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is serving the Calhoun family.

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