Calvin M. “Gator” Hall, 70, of North Port, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, May 5, 2014, at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare in Port Charlotte, Fla., with his family by his side.
He was born in Arcadia, Fla., to E. Murry and Margaret Hall.
Calvin graduated form Charlotte High School. In 1962, he married Karen S. LeMunyon, and they were happily married for 50 years. Calvin was aptly nicknamed “Gator” for his love of University of Florida football. His favorite pastime was watching or attending Gator football games, along with bowling. Calvin was an accomplished, avid bowler, where he received a 300 ring for a perfect game.
Calvin found plumbing to be his niche, working at Whitey’s Plumbing from 1970 to 1981, before he ventured out in 1982 to form, you got it, “Gator Plumbing.” He often said of his experience at Whitey’s Plumbing, “That was the hardest-working man I have ever met,” and that the experience laid the groundwork for his work ethic. In 2004, with his son, Steven, they formed Sandlot Plumbing Inc., where he was Vice President until his retirement in 2006.
Calvin was also Sexton of the Charlotte Harbor Cemetery; Trustee for Trinity United Methodist Church for a number of years; and a “Charter Member” of the Charlotte County Gator Club.
A special thank-you to Charlotte Harbor Healthcare for their tireless care, love and compassionate treatment of Calvin. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005. He was loved by all the residents and staff, and will be greatly missed by all.
Calvin is survived by his three children, including a son, Steven (Diana) Hall; and two daughters, Shellee (Cindy Booher) and Ashlee (Jack) Donlan; as well as grandchildren, Jake, Colbee, Shelbi, Brice and Brady; and his sister, Jewell (Larry) Kantner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen S. Hall.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Trinity United Methodist Church, at the corner of Seneca and Parmely in Charlotte Harbor, Fla. Burial will follow at Charlotte Harbor Cemetery. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.