Calvin McRoy, son of the late Harvey Jackson and Martha Jennings McRoy, was born on Feb. 25, 1925, in Bloomfield and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Aug. 1, 2012, at the age of 87.
Calvin had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He attended the General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII in Germany. He had been a truck driver with Cassens Transport.
On Oct. 4, 1947, he married Mildred Bowling in Piggott, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred McRoy of Bloomfield; two sons, Gene McRoy of Bloomfield and Jim McRoy of Farmington; two daughters, Sue Hampton of Bloomfield and Mary Jines of Centralia, Mo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Harris of Bloomfield and Vivian Patterson of Dexter; and two brothers, Ronnie McRoy of Bloomfield and Don McRoy of Alton, Ill. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Eileen Crowe, Velma Kingree, Wilma Handley, and Virginia Hendrix, and two brothers, Alvin Sonny McRoy and H. M. McRoy.
Visitation will be Friday Aug. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Dwight Hensley of Bloomfield officiating. Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.