Gene Calhoun, 78

Gene Calhoun, age 78, passed away May 11, 2022, at North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell, TN.

He was a corpsman in the United States Navy on the USS Sanctuary during the Vietnam War.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Felix Woodrow and Delpha Lee Calhoun; by sisters, Betty George and Mary Gray; by brother, John C. Calhoun; by nephew, Bob Crye.

He is survived by Eileen Hooker “Calhoun”; by daughters, Rachael (Mark) Cragle and Paige (Kevin) Velasco; by son, Ashley (Amy) Calhoun; by grandchildren, Marsha Cragle, Taylor (T.J.) Gann, Ben Calhoun, and Lola Velasco; by sister-in-law, Judy Calhoun; by nephews, Alan (Lisa) George, John Calhoun, and Jack Calhoun; by niece, Allison Crye, and by several cousins.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 12:30 pm at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy Knoxville, TN. Premier Sharp Funeral Home is honored to serve the Calhoun family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gene, please visit our floral store.

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