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Calvin R. Winters, Sr.

Calvin R. Winters, Sr., age 66, of Elizabethtown, IL died on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 8:54 p.m. at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL.
Calvin was born on August 7, 1955 in the old Rosiclare Hospital in Hardin County, IL to William Frankie Winters and Myrtle Gilland Winters of Sparks Hill, IL.
Calvin is survived by three children, Calvin Russel (Peggy) Winters, Jr. of Rosiclare, IL, Myrtle Lynette (Roger) Poston of Cave in Rock, IL, Sarah Elizabeth Winters of Elizabethtown, IL; one brother, William Harvey (Judy) Winters of Elizabethtown, IL; two sisters, Betty Atkinson of Rosiclare, IL and Phyllis (Gary) Cowsert of Rosiclare, IL; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Adrian Arvel, Donald Ray, Robert Eugene, Ronnie Joe, Marvin D, Melvin Mitchelle; two sisters, Arvetta Irene, Gladys Mildred; one brother-in-law, Harold Eugene Atkinson; one sister-in-law, Marie Winters; one nephew, Russell Eugene Atkinson.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Brother Harold Miller will conduct the service. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

I Just Called Him – Dad

He was the family’s baby boy and as most parents can
He was spoiled from the beginning – until he became a man
A man who could let you know what he thought and why it was so
A man who loved God’s earth and made a garden grow!
He reclaimed all sorts of things – so much he could not measure
Other folks discarded trash – became his treasures
A man who loved his family – two daughters and a son
Grandkids, brothers, sisters – he loved them everyone
A man who refused to quit – he never gave up hope
Though ill health tried to keep him down, somehow he always coped
And now he rests in peace, and although we are far apart
He will forever be alive – deep within my heart
This man was the best friend a kid ever had
I know he was my gift from God – I just called him Dad!

Written by Martha Williams

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