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James Wittie Calhoun

A private service for James Wittie Calhoun, 93, of Emory was held on March 30, 2020, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Bro. Billy Smith officiated.
Interment followed in Greenview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy James Calhoun, D.J. Bruce, Darrin Gowen, Randy Calhoun, Tyler Clark and Richard Easley. The honorary pallbearer was James Charles Abercrombie
Mr. Calhoun died the evening of March 25, 2020, at U.T. Health in Quitman. He was born in Gatesville on April 22, 1926, to Joseph Pierce and Minnie Earl Wittie Calhoun.
He married Jossie Mae Jennings on December 19, 1955, in Dallas. He was a truck driver for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He retired on January 1, 1985, after working there approximately 39 years. He was also a farmer from 1972 until he was no longer able to work. He enjoyed working as a volunteer fireman in Balch Springs. He served on the South Rains County Water Board for many years.
Mr. Calhoun was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. His favorite tree was the dogwood, with its beautiful blooms in springtime.
He is survived by his son, Randy D. Calhoun of Emory; daughters, Rita Gray and husband Paul of Greenwood, Ark., Reva Calhoun of Arlington, and Robbie Sue Calhoun of Lubbock; step-son, James Charles Abercrombie and wife Jeanne Marie of Garland; sister, Joyce Ritchie of Houston; special friend, Nell Box of Quitman; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Mr. Calhoun was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Stevie Dal Abercrombie; brother, Earl Calhoun, sisters, Dortha Fuller and Billie Cartwright; daughter-in-law, Darlene Calhoun; granddaughter, April Abercrombie; grandson, Steve Michael McNeil; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Shires; and great-grandson, Tanner Calhoun.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Rains County Good Samaritans at 903-419-3179.
Please sign the online guestbook and leave your condolences for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.