MSGT Michael Lee Calhoun (USAF retired), 61, of Cabot died Saturday, July 29, 2017.
He was born Aug. 19, 1955 in Washington D.C. to the late Mary Louise Sauntry Calhoun and Arnie Lee Calhoun, Jr. Mr. Calhoun graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and later earned an Associate of Arts degree from ASU-Beebe. Mr. Calhoun proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer and Combat Skills Instructor for 20 years, retiring in 1994.
He was especially proud to be part of Volant Scorpion, “Once a Scorpion, Always a Scorpion”. During his service, he was stationed in Texas, Nebraska, Japan, South Korea and Little Rock. Mr. Calhoun was deployed to Granada in 1983 and to the Middle East during Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991. He had two great passions in life – his wife and children and serving his country. He said, “The most important thing I learned from being in the service is that freedom is not free. Nothing in this world costs more, or is worth more.” In addition to his parents, Mr. Calhoun was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Calhoun.
Mr. Calhoun is survived by his wife, Roberta Vecchio Calhoun; his children, Cherish Calhoun Blazevich of Jacksonville, Michael Anthony Calhoun and Anthony Thomas “Tommy” Calhoun, both of Cabot; sisters, Arleene Monahan of Crofton, Maryland, Cathleen Johnson of Cary, North Carolina and Sharon Gronau (Timothy) of Spring Hill, Florida and a host of nieces and nephews.
To honor Mr. Calhoun, the family requests that family and friends perform an act of kindness in Michael’s memory. Also, they ask that you emulate his strongest trait, perseverance, whenever the opportunity arises.
The Calhoun family is planning a private service. Arrangements are by Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.