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Robert “Pappy” Eugene Calhoun, 92, peacefully passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC.
He was born April 17, 1926 in Indiana, PA to late Laird Calhoun and Mildred North. Robert proudly served in WWII in the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0281 for 44 years, Fraternal order of Police Lodge A31 for 45 years, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Beverly, OH for 35 years and AmVets Post 0845 for 13 years. In his spare time, he loved fishing, saving money, and in his earlier years, enjoyed hotrods and drag racing.
Robert is survived by his sons, Donald Curtis Calhoun of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Todd William Calhoun and wife, Teri Linn, of Rockwell, NC; grandchildren, Tara Hope Calhoun and Sara Christine Calhoun; their mother, Christine Tharp and her son, John Tharp.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by son, Douglas Lee Calhoun.
Robert will be laid to rest at the Salisbury National Cemetery on May 11, 2018 at 2PM with full military honors.
There will be a celebration of life “Pappy Party” held on May 12, 2018 at the AmVets Post 0845, 427 Link St. Rockwell, NC, from 3 PM – Until.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to a Veterans charity of your choice.
Carolina Cremation, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Calhoun family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.