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1934 Charles 2023

Charles V. Calder

September 22, 1934 — March 28, 2023


Charles V Calder (Charlie B/Wildman), age 88, of Somerset, KY went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 28, 2023.

Charlie B was born on September 22, 1934 in Science Hill, KY to Curtis Allen Calder and Hattie Bell Wilson Calder.

He was married to Sandra Ella Hale Calder on July 2, 1960.

Charlie B was a proud veteran, serving in the branch of the Army in the Korean War on the USS Dunsmore in the Arctic Ocean. He worked many years as a coal truck driver and mechanic, and loved tinkering and trading vehicles. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed joking around, telling interesting stories, and especially loved giving everyone he met special nicknames with a story to boot. He enjoyed horses, trading and riding them. He loved camping with his family and was blessed to do that one last time with the help of his Hospice family last summer. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 62 years, Sandra Ella "Sandy" Hale Calder; three sons, Donald "Donnie" Calder; Michael "Mikey" (Vickie) Calder; and Charles Allen "Howdy" (Vickie) Calder, all of Somerset, KY; three daughters, Cassandra "Casey" Calder, of Somerset, KY; Pattie (Jamie) Harrison, of Somerset, KY; and Amanda "BB" (Doug) Waldroup, of Eubank, KY; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren; two sisters, Chestine Wall and JoAnn Radar; two brothers, Donald (Margaret) Calder and Roger (Carol) Calder. He was loved by a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard "Ricky" Calder; one daughter, Vickie Lou Calder; one grandson, Cody Calder; one sister, Irene Powers; and one brother-in-law, Russell Wall.

Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset, KY with Bro. Tim Ogle officiating. Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, KY.

Pallbearers will be Jake Calder, Bob Calder, Canon Calder, Hunter Waldroup, Josh Harris, Tyler Calder, Jackson Calder, and Jonathan Harris. Honorary pallbearers are all of his grandchildren.

The family of Charles Calder would like to express their appreciation to Hospice (Family) of Lake Cumberland, the Somerset VA, Marsha Oney, and Pulaski Funeral Home (Tyler and staff). Thank you to each of you for your support, love, and care.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate expressions of sympathy take form of donation to Pulaski Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses: 165 Hwy 2227, Somerset, KY 42503. Donations may be made directly to Charles Calder's Memorial Fund through the following link:

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles V. Calder, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 31, 2023

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