Calvin S. Colvin

January 2, 1942May 29, 2024
Obituary of Calvin S. Colvin
Calvin was born January 2, 1942 to the late Calvin Colvin, Sr and the late Charlie Mae Durden Colvin both of Birmingham, Alabama. At an early age, Calvin was baptized at First Baptist Church of Alton. After that, he became a member of Eastside Baptist Church where he was ordained as a minister and later in life, fellowshipped with Crossroad Bible Church. He had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing both in the church choir and around the house. At 18 years old, Calvin joined the US Marine Corps where he served for 6 years. After an honorable discharge, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. His first civilian job was with Indianapolis Public Transportation. He was hired on the day his baby girl was born. Following that, Calvin drove trucks for Roadway for 35 years and retired in 2002. He then began working for Securitas as a security guard at Eli Lilly followed by Indianapolis Airport Authority for the next 18 years. He retired for the second time in February 2024. Calvin was a wonderful provider and hard worker. He was always striving to improve himself. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering around the house and grilling out with family. Calvin met Hope while working at Eli Lily and they were united in marriage in 2012. They cherished one another until the end. Calvin was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brother, David Colvin (casualty of Vietnam war), his sister, Deborah Colvin and his daughter, Tonia Colvin-Ward. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Hope Nelson Colvin, mother-in law, Mildred Nelson, brother, James (Alice) Colvin, sisters, Bobbie Colvin Baker and Ernestine Colvin, daughter, Audra Colvin Wilson, bonus children, Kendra Nelson, Rodney Nelson and Elisha Nelson, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; a host of cousins, Elizabeth Durden (his favorite), many nieces, nephews and friends. A visitation for Calvin will be held Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, followed by a celebration of life at 12:00 PM. Inurnment will follow the service at Crown Hill National Cemetery Columbarium Annex at 2:00 PM with military honors.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Visitation-Crown Hill Memorial Chapel

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Celebration of Life