John H. Calhoun died peacefully on Oct. 23, 2017, at Presbyterian Hospital, in the hospice unit, in Charlotte, N.C., at age 89, one day before his 90th birthday, which would have been Oct. 24.

JOHN H. CALHOUN

John H. Calhoun died peacefully on Oct. 23, 2017, at Presbyterian Hospital, in the hospice unit, in Charlotte, N.C., at age 89, one day before his 90th birthday, which would have been Oct. 24.

John was born in San Antonio, Texas, to W.E. and G.L. Calhoun.  His family moved to Glasgow when he was 2 years old.  John lived near Balcony Falls, a C&O rail station where he and his brother, sister and friends enjoyed hopping rides to nearby stations and towns.  He graduated from Natural Bridge High School.

John and family moved to Charlotte in 1968 where he studied real estate and became a broker in 1973.  In 1978, he opened his own office along with his wife Elizabeth and became very successful.  He was an active and dedicated member of Freedom Presbyterian Church.

John is survived by his sister, Audrey Collins, of Newport News; fiancée, Amanda Tucker; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Withrow Smedly (Larry), of Lexington; his sons, John Jr. (Kathy), David, Gary (Velvet) and Eddie (Kim), all of Charlotte.  He also enjoyed 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; his brother and sister-in-law, W.E. (Bill) Jr. and Shirley Calhoun of Matthews, N.C.; brother-in-law, Don Collins of Newport News; and stepson and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Doris Withrow.

The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 28, at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service in the Paul Helton Chapel.  Interment followed the service in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

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