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November 30, 2012

Harold W. Calvert

ORANGE — Harold Winfred Calvert, 85, was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on November 25, 1927.  He passed peacefully at home and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2012, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Damon Bickham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Deweyville and Reverend Rob Tibbitts, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton, Louisiana.  Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg with Masonic rites provided by Bridge City Lodge #1345 AF&AM.

Following the burial service, all are invited to join the family for a reception to be held at First Baptist Church in Deweyville.

Harold worked hard all his life and loved every minute of it. You could call him a workaholic.  He was a brick layer for 60 years and a tile setter for almost 50 years. He built many landmarks in Orange and numerous other cities.

His parents were Thomas Matthew Calvert and Mary Virginia (Green) Calvert.  He attended First Baptist Church in Deweyville.  He was a 32nd Degree Mason and 4 years ago, received his 50 year pin from Bridge City Lodge #1345 AF&AM.  He also belonged to the Shriner’s organization in Galveston.

Daddy was a people person who loved his family and working.  He never met a stranger and could definitely put a smile on your face.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Annelle Calvert and his brother, Thomas R. Calvert.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Harold Lynn and Dorothy Calvert of LaPorte, Carol and Rex Griffin of Orange, John and Rose Calvert of Vidor, and Tami and Bob Covington of Orange.

Also surviving are his grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Catherine Griffin, Denny Griffin, Casey and Jay Canizaro, Della Calvert, Robert and Kelly Calvert, Ryan Harrison, Rendi Hufford, Cade Covington, Scooter Dodd, Trisha Dodd; great grandchildren, Paysli Hufford, Nicole Griffin, Kristin Griffin, Cameron Canizaro, Carter Canizaro, Kayla Griffin, Justin Carr, Kayla Calvert, Clint Calvert, Kylie Calvert, Wyatt Hartford and sister, Merle Earl.

Pallbearers will be Jason Griffin, Denny Griffin, Ryan Harrison, Richard Calvert, Robert Calvert, J.T. Belcher, Cade Covington and Justin Carr.  Honorary pallbearer will be Royce Cole.

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