Celebrating the life of

William Calvert Sires

December 31, 1936 - April 23, 2021

William Calvert Sires

William Calvert Sires Sr., 84, died peacefully at his home on Friday April 23rd, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

William was born in Savannah to Earl Wayne Sires and Sarah Saunders Sires, where he was one of seven children.  He graduated from Savannah High School in 1955. 1956, he married the former Ann Mincey and they had five children.

He began working for the Savannah and Atlanta Railroad in 1958 and went on to the Seaboard Coastline in 1972. He was promoted to Engineer at the New CSX Railroad also in 1972. In addition, he served eight years in the Naval Reserve and served six years as Secretary and Treasurer for the local division of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. William loved spending time with his family, telling stories about Savannah and his childhood. He will be greatly missed.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Mincey Sires, his sisters, Sarah Ellen Sires, Bea Sires Moreno and Shirley Sires Tanner and his grandson, Ashley Alexander Mosely.

William is survived by his children; Tracey Lyon (Bob) of Baltimore, MD., Amy E. Karlewicz, Ann Ryan Mosely, William Calvert Sires Jr (Jeri) and Sarah Eileen Sires (Coleen) all of Savannah, GA;  his grandchildren, Joseph Eric Lyon (Emily), Emily Lyon Storck (Scott) of Baltimore, MD., Andrew Joseph Ryan V , William Jordan Ryan, Caitlin Marie Ligameri, Michael Vincent Ligameri, McCaulley Eileen  Coursey, McKenzie Marie Karlewicz, William Calvert Sires III, Maxwell Roland Sires, Christina Rose Balcazar, Rory Marie Walsh and  Owen Walsh; his great grandchildren, Abriella Marie Galston, Jaxon Anthony Carter, Anastasia Rose Coursey, Adelaide Rose Balcazar, and  Mason James Storck. He is also survived by his brother, Earl Wayne Sires Jr., Clare Sires Connor, and Becky Sires Stegin; numerous nieces and nephews. Also, special friend and companion, Bess Chappas.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 27th at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church at 14 W. Anderson Street followed by a celebration of his life also at St. Paul’s Church. Burial will follow immediately at Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park on Wheaton Street. Pallbearers will be Andrew Joseph Ryan V, William Jordan Ryan, William C. Sires III, Maxwell Roland Sires, Noah Brenton Mosely, and Andrew Joseph Ryan IV.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Hospice Savannah, at P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.



We are so sorry for your loss. Very greatful for all the time we spent growing up together with Uncle William, Aunt Ann, Tracy, Amy, Ann, Billy and Sarah.

- Fred and Kendall Tanner, Buford, GA

Our condolences to you all. May you comfort each other in this time, and cherish your memories. Love, Mark and Karen Storck

- Karen Storck, Baltimore , MD 21234

Jennifer and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet dad. We will be keeping all of you in our thoughts as you celebrate his life.

- Allison and Jennifer Mook, Tampa, Florida

There are no words to tell you how sorry we are. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Harold & Eileen Strack, Pooler, GA

Thoughts and prayers with you and your families at this time....

- Stephen Holloway, Portal, Georgia

I worked with Bill and he was a pleasure to be around. A very nice good person to talk to.

- Sam Youngblood, Savannah, GA

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you all.

- Phyllis and TIna-Maria, Savannah, Ga.

Sires Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Sires' passing. Please except my condolences. Love and hugs to all of you, Diane Deal Smith

- Diane Smith, Savannah, Georgia

Betty Faye and I, along with the members of Bel Forest Baptist, express our sympathies in the passing of Mr. William Sires. We offer our prayers of peace and comfort for his family during these difficult days.

- William Rivers, Bel Air, Maryland

I worked with Bill for many years at SCL/CSX. Working with him meant you were going to have a better day. I won't forget his dry wit and understated manner. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and I hope his family will be comforted by their memories of him.

- Stan Anderson, Pooler, GA

For William's family, I am William's first cousin Martha Fay, daughter of Aunt Sarah's sister Laura. I send you my deepest sympathy for William's passing. Clare has kept me informed of William's life over the years. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Sincerely, Martha in California

- Martha Blessington-Padilla, Sunland, CA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel