Frank Douglas McCalmont, 63, of Grenada, Miss., died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Hope Lodge, Memphis, Tenn., the American Cancer Association's living quarters for cancer patients and caregivers during times of their lengthy medical treatments.
He was born to Robert Vincent McCalmont and Ruth Stackable McCalmont in Kansas University's Campus Hospital at Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 19, 1948.
He was preceded in death by his father, R.V. McCalmont, who was Fort Scott's division supervisor for KG&E for many years; a sister, Kathryn Ann McCalmont, who was reared in Wichita and married Russell Berard. They made their home in Camarillo, Calif., and on their angus ranch near the Oregon Caves.
Douglas' survivors are his mother Ruth Stackable McCalmont of Lebanon, Mo., near the retirement home they had built at Bennett Spring, Mo.
Surviving also are nephew Jason Matthew Berard and niece Nicole Francoise Berard Harris and her family, now all of Portland, Ore.
Other surviving relatives are an aunt, Kathryn Stackable Howard, and her son, John Howard and his wife, Alice, all of Fort Smith, Ark. Their children are Carrie Howard in Carthage, Mo., and David of near Van Buren, Ark.
A beloved, deceased uncle was Jim Stackable, a prominent Gideon. His children are Andrew of Fort Scott, David of Tulsa, Okla., Cynthia Leach of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Marilyn Bell of Walla Walla, Wash.
Douglas was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and Wichita State University, where he was a business major.
He was employed by Windsor Foods Company since 1992 and had recently moved from their Riverside, Calif., division to the one in Oakland, Miss., near Ole Miss University.
Douglas was also an active member of a Presbyterian Church in Riverside and was attending the First Presbyterian Church in Grenada, his new home.
His interests were many and included enjoying concerts of bluegrass musicians and auto racing. He will be missed by all types of persons for all were his friends.
Rev. Jon Blair and Rev. Loyd Hesner will conduct graveside services for Frank Douglas McCalmont at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Evergreen Cemetery. Music will be furnished by Nancy Apple, a bluegrass artist from Memphis.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Joplin Relief Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.