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Thomas McCalvin, 78, of Cordele passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. His funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Keith Brown and Nat McCalvin officiating.
Colby Brown, Michael Boyette, Russ Ayotte, J. H. White, John Thompson and Bailey Phelps will serve as pallbearers.
Born March 16, 1939 in Grady County, Mr. McCalvin was the son of the late Tom McCalvin and Mandy Mathews McCalvin. Before retiring, he was the Purchasing Manager for the City of Cordele. He was an avid sportsman and loved sports, in general, but especially loved to fish and golf. He was Past President of FFA; member of the Jaycees and the Pine Hill Country Club. He loved dirt track racing and served as Competition Director at Cordele Motor Speedway for many years.
Mr. McCalvin is survived by his children, James and Gina Massey of Olathe, Kansas, Keith and Angie Brown of Patterson and Chad and Tammy McCalvin of Broxton; one brother and sister-in-law, Nat and JoAnn McCalvin of Tifton; nine grandchildren, Logan Boyette, Michael Boyette, Colby Brown, Taylor McCalvin, Kali McCalvin, Bailey Phelps, Raylyn Phelps, Sarah Massey and Anna Massey; one great-grandchild, Mia Boyette; and a special friend, Cathy Mygrant.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the McCalvin family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Published on January 13, 2018
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