May 25, 2022

CALVERT, John Aug 31, 1945 – Oct 30, 2021

John Fredrick Calvert, age 76, Haleyville, Ala. passed away Saturday October 30, 2021. There was a memorial service November 2, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Haleyville with his son in law, Timothy Wayne York giving the Eulogy and Bro. Nathan Carroll officiating.
Johnny was born to Ellis and Lyda Calvert in 1945. Raised on a Dairy Farm in Good Hope, Ala., he was Baptized at The Good Hope First Baptist Church at the age of 9. He was a 3 Sport Letterman at Cullman High and a two way Starter on the 1962 Cullman Bearcats 4A State Championship Team. Johnny played interior Line Positions for the University of Alabama Football Team from 1963 – 1966, where he was part of the S.E.C. Championship Teams in 1964, 1965, 1966 and National Championship Teams in 1964 and 1965. He settled in as a Offensive Guard in 1965 and was an All-SEC Performer for the 1966 Team, that was "Undefeated, Untied and Uncrowned" for Paul "Bear" Bryant. Johnny was inducted into the Cullman County sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
Johnny in 1967, became a Graduate Assistant Coach for "The Bear". He married Susan Staff in 1968 and became an Assistant Coach at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala., it was then that Johnny's wife Susan, began to call him "Coach", a nickname that he is still affectionately known by.
In 1969 Johnny moved his family to Haleyville, Ala. to begin a career in the Mobile Home Industry. He settled his family there and lived out his days at the house he built in the Briarwood Subdivision in 1971 until the day he died.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Susan Staff Calvert; children, John Fredrick Calvert, Jr. Susan "Buffy" Calvert York, her husband Timothy Wayne York; sister, Barbara Calvert Phillips; grandsons, Judson King Stewart, Jr. and John "Jack" Fredrick Calvert, III; granddaughters, Alice McLean Stewart, Anne Romberg York and Virginia Rains York.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Cannon Calvert and Lyda Blalock Calvert; sister, Nancy Lee Calvert; brother, James Ellis Calvert.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS:
Make donations to the Big Oak Ranch at 250 Jake Mintz Road Gadsden, AL. 35905 donate online @BigOak.org or the John Fredrick Calvert Football Scholarship Crimson Tide Foundation P.O. 9703433 Tuscaloosa, AL. 35487-0343.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com

View Original NoticeCALVERT, John Aug 31, 1945 - Oct 30, 2021