Calhoun, John Carlus


John Carlus Calhoun passed away at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the age of 68.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Carlus and Berniece Calhoun; sister, Naomi; daughter-in-law, Tracey Calhoun; and great-grandson, Alfred Alcantar.

John is survived and lovingly remembered by his brother, James Calhoun of Sherman, Texas; sister, Debbie Calhoun of Wilson, Minn.; brother, Dennie Calhoun of Denison, Texas; son, Michael Calhoun and wife Tana of Savoy, Texas; son, Craig Calhoun of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Courtney Alcantar and her husband Alfredo, Chris Calhoun and Tiffany Love, Katelyn, Megan and Caleb Calhoun; great grand-daughter, Mila Alcantar; and many loving relatives and friends.

John was born in La Crosse, Wis., on June 13, 1949. He graduated from Winona Senior High in 1967. After graduating, he served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He then was employed as a truck driver for several companies throughout his career. He moved his family to Texas in 1981.

He enjoyed watching dirt track racing in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas and Oklahoma. He was a flag man at River Raceways in Fountain City, Wis., Olmstead County Fairgrounds in Kasson, Minn., and at Grayson County Speedway where both of his sons raced. He also enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR.

A memorial visitation will be held at Waldo Funeral Home, 619 North Travis Street, Sherman, Texas, on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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