Thomas Richard Calvert Sr., (“T.C.” to his friends and family), 80, of Orange, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at his home in Orange. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Rob Tibbitts officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Calvert was born on Nov. 14, 1929, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Thomas Matthew Calvert and Mary Virginia Green-Calvert.
T.C. joined the Marine Corp in January of 1947. He completed basic training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and was discharged at Shoemaker, Ark. in January of 1950.

Thomas married Agnes Weinberger on Aug. 28, 1950, in Dallas. After many years of traveling and working throughout the United States as a brick-mason, they settled in Orange in October of 1957. Thomas was a member of Madison Lodge #126 AF&AM, the Shiners and Odd Fellows Lodge. His hobbies included fishing, working and jamming to the music of Jerry Lee Lewis.

T.C. was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Agnes W. Calvert; and grandson, Aaron Thomas Calvert. 

He is survived by his son, Thomas Richard Calvert Jr. and his wife, Debra Calvert, of San Antonio; sister, Merle Calvert-Earl, of Orange; brother, Harold W. Calvert of Hartburg; niece, Brenda Lanzarotto of Orange; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Calvert, John Calvert, Justin Hooks, Bob Covington, Cade Covington, and Curtis Sonnier.