Wade Thomas Calk Sr. went to be with his Lord and maker on September 21 in Van Vleck, Texas. He fought a hard battle with cancer, but never lost sight of the final reward-Going to be with his Lord. He took his “ Flight Final ”. He passed away peacefully at his home. He was born on December 17, 1926 in Highlands, Texas to his father Felix Clayton Calk and mother Lillie Constance Kopecky Calk.
Thomas was a member of the U.S. Army Paratroops, 11th Airborne Division, Tech 5, (corporal) including duties as a medic during WWll from December 1944 to November 1946 in Korea. He had a career in Mechanical and Civil Construction. His most prized work achievement was Area Superintendent at Stearns Rogers while working in Evanston and LaBarge, Wyoming. He was a board member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bay City, Texas which he took great pride in.
He married the love of his life, Alpha Lucille, on May 5, 1950 in Bay City, Texas. Lovingly known as “Sonny Boy” . he was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters, Sadie Ashcraft and Madelyn Harris. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, his children-Tranis Calk and wife Judy, Clayton Calk and wife Suzanne, Nancy Ducote and husband Al, Wade Calk and wife Pam, Bobby Calk and wife Donna. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren who lovingly called him Paw Paw. He is also survived by his sisters Katherine Green, and Evelyn Hornaday and husband Eddie , and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas loved his church and gospel music, The family wishes to send a Thank You to Houston Hospice-Linda and Marie-for all their loving care and special attention.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 25 from 5-7p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10;00 A.M. Thursday , Sept 26 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bay City. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.