Robert Alvin Calloway, 80 of East Flat Rock, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Albert and Edith Ward Calloway. He was also preceded in death by his precious wife of 31 years, Margaret Bell Calloway; three brothers, Albert ìJuniorî Calloway, Jerry Calloway and Jimmy Calloway; and a sister Shirley Calloway Pruitt.
He grew up in a large, caring family in Tuxedo. A veteran of the US Army, he was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland and in Germany. For over 40 years he was a loyal employee of JP Stevens in Tuxedo, and together with his wife Margaret (a registered nurse), they provided a wonderful life for their girls. He was an active member/supporter of the VFW and a courageous lifelong member of the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. He loved his church and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church East Flat Rock for 50 years.
He is survived by his two daughters, Mary Ann Calloway Baldwin and spouse, and Martha Rose Calloway Gordon and spouse; a granddaughter, Margaret ìOliviaî Baldwin; a grandson ìSamuelî T. Gordon; a brother, Freddie Calloway; and sisters Norma Jean Corn and Betty Blythe, all of the Hendersonville area; a number of precious nieces and nephews, close genuine friends, and his sweet little canine companion, ìMaggieî.
Robertís family will be eternally grateful for the care and love that he and the entire family received at Hendersonville Health and Rehab during his health challenges over the past year. Special thanks to his precious roommate, Mr. Wilson.
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm