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Thomas H. Calkins

Thomas H. Calkins
Thomas H . Calkins

Thomas H . Calkins

Thomas H. Calkins, 64, of Cedar Springs, died unexpectedly Friday, June 6, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Tom was born January 19, 1950 in Greenville, MI the son of Jack and Bessie (Horton) Calkins. He served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army in the 135th Infantry as an assault helicopter gunner. He was a truck driver all of his life, loved playing softball and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving father and grandfather. Surviving are his children, Mindy (Josh Owen) Calkins, Lucas (Kandis) Calkins; grandchildren, Hunter, Kobe, Kaden, Silverado, Hailey, Cody, Taylor, Aaliyah, Arielle, Amaya; half brother, Jack Calkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud & Bess Young and Jack Calkins. The family will greet friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where services will be held Wednesday 11:00 am. Pastor Tom Holloway officiating. Interment Spencer Mills Cemetery with military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for his grandchildren.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home

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