Stanley Lee Calvert, 74, of Rockville, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 in St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He retired in 1973 as a Major with the U.S. Army.
He was born July 16, 1935 in Russell Township in Putnam County to the late Walter Earl Calvert and Helen Catherine Unger Calvert.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Jane Green O'Haver Calvert whom he married Nov. 20, 1991 in Rockville. Also surviving is son Eric Calvert of Mazomanie, Wis.; daughter Natalie Van Veek of Ocala, Fla.; stepson Joe O'Haver of Lakewood, Colo.; sister Doris Iline Calvert of Martinsville; two granddaughters, Gabriella Van Veek and Megan O'Haver; three nephews, Blaine Harbison, Brian Harbison and Rusty Calvert; two nieces, Lorraine Harbison and Lynette Harbison; great-nieces and great-nephews, Hallie Harbison, Benjamin Harbison, Marissa Laney Duck and Bronson Calvert.
He was preceded in death by a nephew Brent D. Harbison.
He was a 1953 graduate of Greene Township High School. He was a member of the Portland Mills Christian Church, where he had taught Sunday school. He was a member of the American Legion Fellenzer post 48 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Taylor post 1752, both in Rockville. Active in community affairs, he supported the restoration of Portland Mills Covered Bridge group and was past president of the Portland Mills Homecoming. He contributed 180 acres of land to the Miami Nations and is an honorary member of the Miami Nation of Indians.
He is the owner of the former Calvert Lakeview Campette now called Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park and Walnut Ridge Mobile Home Park, both in Portland Mills.
He entered the Army in September 1953. He served as an enlisted and noncommissioned officer for over three years as a rifleman, artillery cannoner, cook, combat medic, platoon sergeant and field first sergeant. He attended officers candidate school and was commissioned a lieutenant in September 1956. He was airborne and ranger qualified and served as a ranger instructor for three years.
He served in Alaska, Germany, England andtwo tours of duty in Vietnam as an advisor to the Vietnamese 1st ARVN Division at the district level. He participated in combat action at the unit level in Quang-Tri Province. He was awarded decorations for valor and merit from the U.S. Army and Vietnamese government including Galantry Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Stars, Joint Service Commendation Metal, Commendations Medals and the Combat infantryman's Badge. He fluently spoke Vietnamese.
Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday in the Portland Mills Christian Church with Pastors Ward Wyndham, Rodney Coffman and the Miami Nations officiating. Color and honor guard will be provided by the U. S. Amry and Parke County Veterans.
Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086 in his memory.
Friends may sign an online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.