McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


April 3, 2013

Gerald W. Calaway

McALESTER — Gerald W. Calaway died Sunday, March 31, 2013, after a short battle with brain cancer.

Funeral services were today at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa. Graveside services were at Floral Haven Cemetery in Tulsa. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Service of Oklahoma City.

Born March 2, 1936, in Kilgore, Texas, he was the son of William E. and Myrtle Pearl Calaway.

He was a longtime member and teacher at First Baptist Church in McAlester and Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa. He was also a leader in many civic and community organizations.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; his brother, Jim; his daughter, Dianna and husband, Pat; his daughter-in-law, Julie; grandchildren, Brian, Bridget, Christa, and Devin, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents; brother, Edwyne, and son, Mark.

Memorials may be made to John 3:16 mission in Tulsa.


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