Leon Calhoun, 80 of Gainesville, Texas made his Earthly Journey on January 14, 2021. He was born on April 17, 1940 to Howard C. Calhoun and Bertha Mae (Reed) Calhoun in Gainesville, Texas. Leon attended Booker T. Washington school in Gainesville, Texas. He worked at Gainesville State School, National, Peterbilt and Weber Aircraft. Leon loved to fish and bowl and was affiliated with Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Willie Mae Calhoun; sons, Leon Calhoun and wife, Heather of Ft. Worth, Texas, Travis Calhoun and wife, Felisha of Gainesville, Texas; brother, Roosevelt Calhoun and wife, Nadine of Louisville, Kentucky; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He left them all with precious memories and he will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
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I met Leon in ’74, at National Supply. Later, we were reunited at Peterbilt. Leon was a great guy and fun to to be around. I thought a lot of him and was proud to have known him.
Mr. Calhoun was a very good man and funny I enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed a lot rest in piece May GOD rest is soul. ??????
Sending many prayers to the Calhoun family. I have so many great childhood memories that I will always hold dear to my heart. I will always be “your little fat girl” much love and respect to you and your family. My condolences to Willie Mae, Travis and Lil Lee.
sending prayers to and the family during this time. We love you , from the Buris’s
Leon was a kind hearted man. I will remember him in that way. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the family. Willie Mae, Cody and I love you guys.
I am Uncle Leon’s youngest niece here in Louisville. He was a man with an infectious smile and when he talked you wanted to listen to hear what he was saying, very intriguing. Although we didn’t get to see him all the time. All the times we seen him was nothing short of love, laughter, and strolls down memory lane. We will forever love Uncle Leon, get your rest and keep smiling over us, till we meet again.
Praying for healing for your family
My love, support & prayers are going forth for my family. From my first memory of cousin Leon, in my childhood, to the last time I saw him as an adult, he remained the same. An excellent example of a husband, father, family, a man of integrity, love, life and character. He will be greatly missed but has left a great legacy through his sons. Blessings
My condolences to you guys he was a great Man may you always remember the good times he would keep you laughing praying sent.
Uncle Leon ,will be missed.
He is just still with us.
He is just asleep in the sleeper car of life waiting for Jesus to wake up those in the memorial tombs. Jehovah to tell us we have reached our destination; Paradise.
When he wakes up he will not be sick ever again.
We are thinking about the family at this time. We love each and everyone of you.Praying for comfort.
Was always very kind and friendly and went out of his way to be so. Very sad to hear he’s passed.
I have a lot of great memories of Leon. From throwing darts in his garage to trading baseball cards with him to buying candy from the small candy store he had at the house for us kiddos in the neighborhood. From playing cards and dominoes or just sitting there listing to your music with you. You are loved and will be missed by many my friend. Very thankful to have grown up right next door.
Jerald Overstreet remembers Leon always happy and out going. My parents
Rev. Wm and Dr. Martha Battiest send their condolences . I send my prayers and thoughts to the family. God Bless! Psalm 23. Beverly Battiest Overstreet and Jerald Lynn Overstreet
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Pastor Frank Lorne, Corinth Baptist Church
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Wishing peace and healing for you and your family.
On behalf of Don Williams and the BTW Alumni Family we wish our deepest sympathy to the Calhoun Family, our prayers and thoughts are with you
To the family, my prays go out to you. Leon is resting. His memories will live on in our heart. We will miss him.
On behalf of Benjamin Roberts, Richard Roberts and wife La Tonya Roberts, our sincere condolences to you and your family. A wonderful husband, Father, grandfather, Brother in law and Uncle, will truly be missed. We send our love and continual prayers on the lonely nights ahead, but knowing that Uncle Leon will forever be in your heart as well as ours. We send prayers of peace and rest throughout your time of grief?.
PS: Catnip says GO COWBOYS Uncle Leon!!???
So sorry to hear about Leon. Praying for the family. God bless and keep you in His care.
Ronny and I want you to know how sorry we were to hear about Leon. We always enjoyed visiting with him, he was such a nice and pleasant gentleman. He will be missed, your friends from way back. Paula and Ronny Brown
Roger and I were on a bowling league with Leon, he was a lot of fun. If we saw him in Wal-Mart or anywhere, he would always visit with us. He was such a nice man. I am sorry for your lose. Praying for peace and comfort in these sad times for all the family and friends.
Leon always had the biggest smile and was always happy to run into friends. I will miss him and I know that many others will as well. Rest In Peace brother.