of Elaine, AR
December 23, 1941 - February 24, 2023
Kenneth Wade Calhoon, age 81, of Elaine, Arkansas passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023. He was born on Tuesday, December 23, 1941 in Elaine, Arkansas to the late Julian Wade Calhoon and Thelma Wade Johnson. Mr. Kenny was a deacon at Elaine Baptist Church. He served with the Elaine Fire Department for 62 years, achieving rank of Deputy Fire Chief. He was an Eagle Scout and he was an Air Force veteran. Mr. Calhoon taught 6th grade at Elaine School District for several years. He worked for Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena, Arkansas as a Citizens Fidelity Insurance agent for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife Betty Denton; two daughters, Bonnie Harper (John) of Elaine, Arkansas and Belinda Russell of Marvell, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Joey Russell (Maggie), Clay Harper (Hunter), Michael Russell (Cassie), Casey Harper and Cody Russell (Emily); seven great grandchildren, Carter Harper, Nash Harper, Macie Gibbs, Weston Davis, Briggs Russell, Tessa Marshall and Adaline Bourland; two brothers, Dr. Dale Calhoon (JoAnna) of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Tony Calhoon of Dayton, Ohio and a host of family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; Mrs. Betty's parents; Brother, Joe Denton and Dorothy Denton and one son-in-law, Mike Russell. A funeral service for Kenneth "Kenny" Calhoon will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Elaine Baptist Church in Elaine, Arkansas. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 12:00p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Brother Luke Watson will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in West Helena, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Joey Russell, Clay Harper, Michael Russell, Cody Russell, Jim Calhoon, Brian Calhoon, Jimmy John Calhoon, Paul Calhoon and Grant Calhoon. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Elaine Fire Department. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
Kenny was a hard working man in Elaine and will be missed in Elaine and by his many friends.
Just learned of Kenny’s passing. So sorry to hear that news. Tony and I were best friends and we were not allowed to go into his room. ( I’m sure he thought we would screw something up, and I’m sure we did if we had the chance. Kenny was a great guy and I’m sure he will be missed by his family and brothers.May he rest in peace.
To all of the Kenny Calhoon family - please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Kenny. While I have never met Kenny in person, I am sad to learn of the loss of another relative.I spoke with Kenny in August 2019 about our shared Hadley ancestral family. We are 1st cousins - once removed with common ancestors being Willie Hadley and Eliska Sentiniel Marie of New Iberia, LA.If any family member would like to continue discussion of our genealogy family, please feel free to contact me.Bob Hadley in Cary, NC
Betty, BJ And Bonnie WE ARE SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT KENNY, I CONSIDERED HIM A GOOD FREIEND.HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIMWAYNE AND NANCY
Praying for Mrs. BETTY, BJ and Bonnie and families. MR. Kenny was always a sweet and kind person.
Joey and Family, we were so sorry to hear about your grandfather’s death. From reading about him, he must have been a wonderful man. Love and condolences to you and your family!
So sorry to hear about Kenny passing. When Kenny would come to the C.F.I. office in Little Rock I always enjoyed talking with him, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
I know you are in the arms of Jesus my good friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.
With all my love and prayers. I really don’t think there anyone that can said anything bad about Mr Kenny. Are I going say is he surely will be missed.
To Betty, Bonnie, B J, and the family,I remember Mr. Kenny well, always friendly, dedicated, faithful, helpful at a moment's notice, humble, thoughtful, a true family man, and the list could go on and on. Mr. Kenny served his Lord and Savior Jesus, leading worship among many other servant's duties among the flock of the Living God. He will be missed. May the ones he leaves behind remember him and follow his leadership through the coming days. May the Lord be your guide.
Sorry for your loss sending prayers for you and your family.
Praying for you all. I considered Kenny a fellow teacher, fair worker and friend. Help him several times with his computer. He was a great man and has a great family. I don’t believe I can make the funeral but will have you in my prayers
Sending my love, prayers and condolences to the family and friends. Mr. Calhoon was a great man. RIP
Our love and prayers go out to Betty, Bonnie, Belinda and all other family and friends there. He was a special man to so many and will be missed. May God give you strength and comfort through these difficult days. We love you all, Elaine and John
Mr.Calhoun was a very loving guy who kept a smile on his face,loved to crack jokes I always knew we were gonna have a good time when we got to his class because he always made it fun, and exciting....He will be truly missed because he left a lot of memories to the 6th graders that he taught, including me
One fine man for sure, Having a Great reunion with My ole fishin Buddy , Mr Wade. No doubt on either one of them for sure.. Prayers for y’all’s family ..
We are so sorry. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.
My love and prayers are with you all as you celebrate Mr. Kenny’s life. I’m so sorry.
The Calhoon family & the town of Elaine have lost a good & nice man who cared about people. Sending sympathy to all who loved him. May God comfort you all at this sad time.
So sorry to hear this. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Sorry to hear this. Prayers for you all.
Mr. Kenny was such an kind person, who always had a smile. Prayers for Mrs. Betty, Bonnie, B.J. and families.
So sorry for your loss. He was a good guy
My Prayers are going up for the Family. B.j. you now have to guardian Angels to watch over you and the family. Love and Prayers to you all. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and strength.
A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change everything.
Sorry for ur loss sending prayers for you and the family 🙏
What a great guy, I've known Kenny since I was in the first grade at Elaine. I don't believe he had an enemy in the world. He would always try to attend our school reunions, he will be missed!
Love and prayers