Phil Calvin '68
January 28, 2019 3:42 PM
updated: January 28, 2019 3:49 PM
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana obituary
1530 N. 45th Street
Corsicana, TX 75110
Telephone: (903) 874-4774
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Phil W. Calvin
April 2, 1946 - January 2, 2019
April 2, 1946 – January 2, 2019
Phil W. Calvin, of Emmett, Texas, passed away January 2, 2019. After a three-year battle with cancer, Phil left this earthly home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Edna Earl Calvin, son Perry and grandson Hudson.
Phil is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cindy, and children Penny Sprouse, Payne Wesley and wife Emily, Page Sack and husband Levi, and daughter by choice, Becky Calvin. He is also survived by his sister, Cindy Knosby, and seven grandchildren. Phil was a
Christian and attended Frost Baptist Church. He served as fire chief of Navarro Mills Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years. Upon joining the fire department, Phil became aware of the needs for the department. He was very instrumental in building up the fire
department to where it is today. The acquisition of the new fire station, as well as new fire equipment, are due to Phil’s unwavering dedication to do whatever it took to get funding, from acquiring grants, hosting fundraisers, and to giving freely of his
time and skills. He found joy in mentoring others and loved being in charge as chief. In 2013 Phil was honored and proud to receive the Fire Fighter of the Year Award. Phil served his community by serving on the Navarro Mills Water Supply Corporation as a
board member for over 20 years and as a Republican Party polling judge for Precinct #4 for almost 10 years. He was a staunch supporter of the freedom to own and carry firearms and held a lifetime membership with the NRA. Phil attended Texas A & M University
and was a member of the Corp of Cadets. It was an honor and a privilege for him to recruit his brother in law, nieces, nephews and cousins to “The University”. He was a die hard Aggie and always said he bled maroon and white! He passed his passion down to
his children and grandchildren. Phil bred and raised Brangus for many years. Working with his children through FFA and 4-H showing cattle and winning many awards including a Grand Championship. He loved farming and ranching and found peace and comfort in nature.
Phil lived his life in a big way and left behind a larger than life legacy that will be remembered by all. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed telling stories about each and every one. Phil Calvin was one of a kind, his opinions, beliefs and thoughts on
how to do things will truly be missed by many. He leaves us remembering his motto: “You gotta have a little fun every day!” Gig’em Aggies!
The Memorial Service with visitation following will be January 11, 2019 at 2pm in Frost Texas at Frost Baptist Church.
JAN 11. 2:00 PM
Frost Baptist Church
101 East Stroud
Frost, TX, US, 76641