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Gerald F Calhoun Jr

October 18, 1944 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Jerry went to be with Jesus on September 13, 2023 surrounded by his family. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Gerald “Buster” Calhoun, his mother Doris Calhoun and his sister Andrea Calhoun. Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years Molly Carter Calhoun, his son Gerald Carter Calhoun (Kacie) , his daughter CareyWinn Calhoun Reynolds (Jason). His Grandchildren Gerald Tyler Reynolds (Kristen), Sarah Frances Brown (Steven) , Madison Jane Calhoun, and Macy Grace Calhoun. His Great Grandson Ryker Beau Reynolds . His Brother Charlie Calhoun (Barbara) and his sister Twila Duvall.

Jerry was born in Thomasville Georgia in 1944, he moved to Orlando Florida when he was just 9 months old, his family moved to Titusville Florida in 1956. He graduated Titusville high school in 1963 where he played football. Jerry worked for Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in the communication dept prior to being drafted by the Army to Vietnam in 1965. Jerry served 19 months in Vietnam, he loved to tell the story of his brother Charlie being in Vietnam at the same time, and how he would fly in a helicopter to visit his brother when he had the rare opportunity. This is where his love for flying started,

Upon returning from Vietnam Jerry he continued his career with Brevard County Sheriff Office. He started and developed the aviation department for the Brevard County Sheriff Office. In 1979 Jerry moved his family to Hernando County Florida and was over the aviation department as LT Chief Pilot and Detective. Where he became a legend .... The Black Widow. He retired in 2001.

He enjoyed his 22 years of retirement, He was a big part of his grandchildren’s daily lives. He also enjoyed fishing in the lakes of Georgia, surf fishing at Playalinda Beach, along with South lake, Indian River and the St Johns. he new the Florida water ways like the back of his hand,

My Father was the best man I know, He helped those in need, made sure victims of crimes had justice. I watched him help the homeless. Every animal loved him and he loved them. He taught all of us to work hard to forgive and to love. His most valuable service was those he led to Jesus. He would take those in trouble to a pastor's home instead of taking them to jail. Wear your Crown and robe Daddy, I love you. Meet me at the Golden Gates. I will rest in Him always,

Love your daughter, CareyWinn


Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Gateway Community Church
2801 Tropic Street
Titusville, FL 32796
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Graveside Service
September 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 U.S Highway 1
Mims, FL 32754
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