Calvin A. Pence
May 08, 1925 ‒ July 31, 2014
Calvin Aubrey Pence, age 89, of Summit Drive, Fredericktown, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1925 in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Marshall and Georgia (Kershner) Pence. Calvin served in the United States Navy during World War II.
On August 13, 1949, Calvin married the love of his life, Marilyn Joyce Pence on the Kenneth Shipley Farm east of Fredericktown with the Rev. Fern Lewis officiating. Calvin retired after 21 years of employment with Chattanooga Glass Company where he served as superintendent of the tanks. Upon retiring from Chattanooga, Calvin worked several years for Westinghouse in Mansfield and the Fredericktown Water Department.
He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for fifty years. Calvin was also a member of American Legion Post #500, Elks Lodge #140 and Colonial City Moose Lodge. He bowled in the Fredericktown Merchant League and golfed in the Fredericktown Men’s League.
Calvin will be remembered as an affectionate man with a big heart always providing unconditional love for his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Although he did have an ornery trait, Calvin never lacked for showing this love to his family and friends. As the family remembers so well, “We Are Family” will be sung in their hearts forever.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Shipley) Pence, four daughters, Carole Trittschuh of Mansfield, Jackie (David) Montgomery of Mansfield, Tamara “Suze” Thomas of Fredericktown and Joellen (Dean) McGuire of Fredericktown, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, a brother, Billy Joe (Jean) Pence of Mansfield, four sisters, Joyce Stewart, Gerry (Dick) Parsons, Jeannette (Frank) Carper all of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Ruby Grimmet of Gladwin, Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Demartino, Marguerite Murphy, Virginia Broyles and a brother, Leo Pence.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Campbell officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions in Calvin’s name may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church or the American Legion Post #500.
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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Calvin Aubrey Pence.