Billey D. Calvin, 77, of Bucyrus, Mo., passed away Nov. 9, 2017, at his home with family at his side. He was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Talihina, Okla., to Roy Elvis and Lola Bell (Rose) Calvin.

He graduated from Wilburton Oklahoma High School in 1961. Billey served in the United States Air Force, entering Oct. 2, 1961, and was honorably discharged July 1, 1966, as an Airman 1st Class.

Billey was employed as a service technician lineman with Centel Telephone Company of Mountain Grove, Mo., and Houston, Mo., (later known as Contel). He enjoyed his work and helping people. He installed many of the telephones in the Mountain Grove and Houston area in the ’70s and ’80s. Billey retired from the Telephone Company (GTE) in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Hudspeth; and five brothers, Cowesley, Charley, Robert, Doug and Glen Calvin.

Billey is survived by his wife, Robin, of the home; a son, Nathan Ernest Calvin of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Tanya Lynn (Calvin) Smith and husband, Dave, of Monument, Colo.; two step-daughters, Sheila Dougall of Bucyrus, Mo., and Heather (Dougall) Calvin and husband, Arthur, of Petal, Miss.; two grandchildren, Patrick and Nicholas Smith of Monument, Colo.; two step-grandchildren, Destiny and Heather Lynn Calvin of Petal, Miss.; two brothers, James and Johney Calvin and a sister, Martha Tubbs all from Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

Billey was always busy with something, caring for his chickens, pets, chopping wood and building fences. He also enjoyed reading Louis L ‘Amour westerns, watching western movies on TV, maintaining his home and property and spending time with his family. Billey was always quick with a joke and a laugh, his humor and fun loving nature will be missed.

Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Evans Funeral Home. A celebration of life starts at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Dave Smith and Philip Nava officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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