He was born on February 27, 1947 to Thomas A. (deceased) and Marilyn Calkins in Troy.
He graduated from Troy High School in 1965.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan, of 47 years and children, Natalie Lumetta (Vincent) of Palm Bay, Yvonne Calkins (Todd Lynn) of Venice, Danielle Polk (Terry) of North Port, Holly Newell (Nathan) of Tallahassee, Tricia Matheson (Andy) of Venice, and Ricky Calkins of Venice; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Thomas A. Calkins, III and sister Cheryl Hutter of Troy, PA, several Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of any flowers, please enjoy a beverage with your family and neighbors in memory of him. Burial will be private.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Srasota, FL, advised the family with arrangements.