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Celebrating the life of
Calvin Robert Weeks
September 27, 1920 - July 29, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Tuesday, August 01, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Private Graveside Service
  • Reception
  • 2:00pm - Wednesday, August 02, 2017
  • River's Edge Independent Living
  • 6206 Waters Ave. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

Dear Calvin Jr, Elyse, Susan and Tom Hines and Family, We were not able to be with family at this sad time which will always be our regret. It was good to know that Uncle Calvin was able to say his last goodbye to family and friends. We know that Uncle Calvin is with our Aunt Martha and our cousin Barbara, and the rest of our family that has passed. Uncle Calvin was a good, good man--he was so kind, so thoughtful, such a good sense of humor ; he loved his family, friends and country. He always put others first. Although we are far away, we thought of Uncle Calvin every single day. He will be missed by family and friends, along with Cousin Barbara who passed recently. Uncle Calvin has been an excellent model for all of us as a way to live our lives to honor Uncle Calvin and our family that has passed until that time when we meet them again. I have many, many good memories of Uncle Calvin, Aunt Martha, cousins Susan, Calvin, and Barbara. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, fun-loving family. In Peace, Steve and Martha (Malone) Zilkie

Steve and Martha (Malone) Zilkie, Manhattan, ks

What an amazing man. We are so grateful to have had the chance to get to know Mr. Calvin and his family. We will miss him terribly. Thank you all for sharing him with us. We are better for it.

Lisa Budde, Savannah, GA

Calvin, Elyse just told me about your dad's passing; I was so sorry to hear about that. At the very least, it is comforting to know that he had such a full and productive life. I distinctly remember all the baseball games he attended while we were growing up and how proud he was of you. Even when he was trying to instruct you on how to hit the baseball, I know you loved him. I will always remember his kindness. Take care of yourself and I will see you soon.

William Scarborough, Washington , DC

Calvin Robert Weeks, 96, passed away July 28, 2017 at his home while under the care of Pruitt Hospice.

Calvin was born September 27, 1920 in Ellabelle, GA. He joined the Army in 1947 and continued to serve for 35 years when he retired as a Major. During his service, he was a member of the artillery and fought bravely in World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and multiple service medals. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” remained core values of Calvin during his lifetime. Calvin remained an active member of the Chatham Artillery and the Volunteer Guard after his retirement from active duty.

After his military career, Calvin worked with Southern Nitrogen Fertilizer plan prior to starting a career in the construction industry. He and his brother were responsible for the plaster and stucco that is on many of the homes and buildings in Savannah, Beaufort, Hilton Head and Fripp Island. Notable buildings he did the plaster/stucco on include the Savnnah Civic Center and the Hilton Head lighthouse. After 25 years in the lath/plaster/stucco business, he took a well-earned retirement. A friend of Calvin’s once described him as “the salt of the earth”, a fitting portrayal of an honest, hardworking man.

Calvin is preceded in death by his wife Martha Righton Weeks and his daughter, Barbara Weeks Hook.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Weeks Hines (Tom), his son, Calvin Robert Weeks, Jr. (Elyse), and his son-in-law, Glen Hook; Six grandchildren: Tom Hines (Amy), Stephen Hines, Trey Weeks (Diana), Ashley Wilson (Tim), Robbie Hook (Emily) and Ryan Hook; and seven great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A private burial service will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Bonaventure Cemetery with a reception to follow at 2:00 pm in the atrium at Rivers Edge Independent Living facility on 6206 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to World War II Memorial, c/o Veterans Council, P.O. Box 16561, Savannah, GA 31406 or Pruitt Hospice, 9100 White Bluff Rd., Suite 305, Savannah, GA 31406.

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Dear Calvin Jr, Elyse, Susan and Tom Hines and Family, We were not able to be with family at this sad time which will always be our regret. It was good to know that Uncle Calvin was able to say his last goodbye to family and friends. We know that Uncle Calvin is with our Aunt Martha and our cousin Barbara, and the rest of our family that has passed. Uncle Calvin was a good, good man--he was so kind, so thoughtful, such a good sense of humor ; he loved his family, friends and country. He always put others first. Although we are far away, we thought of Uncle Calvin every single day. He will be missed by family and friends, along with Cousin Barbara who passed recently. Uncle Calvin has been an excellent model for all of us as a way to live our lives to honor Uncle Calvin and our family that has passed until that time when we meet them again. I have many, many good memories of Uncle Calvin, Aunt Martha, cousins Susan, Calvin, and Barbara. We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful, fun-loving family. In Peace, Steve and Martha (Malone) Zilkie

Steve and Martha (Malone) Zilkie, Manhattan, ks

Candle tribute lit by Tommy Alford — Georgia

What an amazing man. We are so grateful to have had the chance to get to know Mr. Calvin and his family. We will miss him terribly. Thank you all for sharing him with us. We are better for it.

Lisa Budde, Savannah, GA

Calvin, Elyse just told me about your dad's passing; I was so sorry to hear about that. At the very least, it is comforting to know that he had such a full and productive life. I distinctly remember all the baseball games he attended while we were growing up and how proud he was of you. Even when he was trying to instruct you on how to hit the baseball, I know you loved him. I will always remember his kindness. Take care of yourself and I will see you soon.

William Scarborough, Washington , DC


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