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Calvin Prince

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Funeral services for Calvin Prince, 75, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Murroay-Orwosky Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, with the Rev. H.W. Scott and the Rev. Gary Thompson officiating. 

 Pallbearers will be Bryan Prince, Blake Prince, Blake Barry, Kevin Keen, Tommy Sanderson, Johney Ferrell, Willie Williams and Danny Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, current and past county employees and the Pleasant Grove Coffee Drinkers Club.

Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. 

Calvin Prince passed away at his home on Jan. 19, 2013, after fighting extended heart problems. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends at the time of his passing. 

Calvin was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Hunt County to Maggie (Henry) and Pete Prince. 

He attended Fairlee School and later transferred to Commerce ISD. 

He married Jo Ann Ferrell Prince on May 3, 1957, in Hopkins County. She survives. 

Calvin was a member of Beckham Baptist Church.

He was a county commissioner for Precinct 4 for 14 years. He was retired. He served his precinct and Hopkins County with great pride. 

He served on several boards during this time, one being the Community Chest. 

Prior to being a county commissioner, he had his own parking lot cleaning and striping business. Before that, he was employed by OilWell Supply, a Division of United States Steel in Garland. While working for OilWell Supply, he served as loan officer/board member to the Credit Union. 

While living in Rockwall, he helped start a volunteer fire department in the Chisolm-McClendon community where he served as first fire chief. 

He has served on Crime Stoppers and held the position of vice chairman and chairman. He was serving on the North Hopkins Water Supply Assoc. board.

Calvin was a loving, devoted, caring, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and an excellent provider. 

Calvin was an individual who never met a stranger. He had a host of friends and acquaintances. 

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 55 years; grandsons Bryan Prince of Sulphur Springs and Blake Prince of Denton; granddaughter Amy Prince of Mesquite; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Jhade and Isaac Alexander; two sisters, Betty Fouse and Nita Shave, and one brother Harold Prince, all of Commerce; two sisters-in-law, Della Wright and husband, Larry, and Patsy Patridge and husband, Travis; brother-in-law Ray Ferrell and wife, Polly; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his two sons, Calvin DeWayne and Robert Gerry Prince; two brothers; his parents; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; his beloved in-laws, Homer and Pearl Ferrell; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Posey Cemetery Assoc. in care of Evelyn Horen, P.O. Box 821, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483 or Beckham Baptist Church in care of Gary Thompson at 375 CR 4763, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.





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