Mr. Calvin Clark Fitzwater
September 3, 1944 – March 18, 2020
Calvin Clark Fitzwater, 75, of St. Albans, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 18, 2020. Born to the late Tolley and Ethel Fitzwater of Glenville, WV. Calvin was preceded in death by his soul mate and wife of 41 years, Carolyn Sue. As well as his sister Barbara Hickman and his brother Earl Fitzwater.
Calvin is survived by his 3 children, Molissia, Clark(Toni), Danielle(Nathan) Mallory and his 3 grandchildren, Olivia, Seth and Claire, all of St. Albans. He is also survived by his step mother Dr. Catherine Grant, siblings Johan Montgomery, Shirley(Faye), Jim(Janice), Lambert(Frances), (JoEllen), Robert Orton(Gayla), Rod(Regina) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calvin Clark was born in Fola, WV and moved with the family to Glenville, WV in 1957. After graduating from Sand Fork High School, Class of 63, Calvin Clark moved to Charleston where he began a career in the banking industry for 35 years, until he retired in 2004. In his free time, Calvin Clark enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, hunting, fishing and was quite the cook and baker. We will greatly miss his Saturday morning big breakfast, Sunday fried chicken, and peaches and cream pie. Calvin was a faithful member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church and was the official biscuit maker for the United Methodist Men.
Do to the pandemic, the family has decided to hold a private graveside service with Pastor Jonathan Dierdorff officiating.
We invite you to a celebration of Calvin Clark’s life to be held on Saturday May 16 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans WV funeral service to begin at 1pm, followed by a gathering of friends and family to break bread and share memories.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans WV 25177 in memory of Calvin Clark Fitzwater.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mr. Calvin Clark Fitzwater
March 26, 2020
To Clark's Family,
I am sorry for the loss of Clark. He is now in Heaven with his heavenly father, his earthly father and mother. He is now with Carolyn again. May God Bless and grant you peace and contentment. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and Prayers,
Mary Kathryn (Taylor) King
HENRY AND ANNA BABCOCK
March 25, 2020
Our wonderful neighbor Calvin will be so missed by us. Enjoyed seeing him out working in his beautiful garden each year.
March 22, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and yours are in our prayers!
March 22, 2020
2010 - July- It was Calvin that encouraged me to continue coming back to visit at Saint Andrew’s.
He sat beside me that very first day in The overflow area of the church. When I came back the second Sunday .. he sat beside me again.
Each time, after sinking with our congregation he would shake my hand after sitting back down. He told me that I had a great singing voice and it blessed his heart to hear me sing -while wiping tears from his eyes. It touched my heart to see him so moved. He later found out I could play piano and encouraged me to play a song for him after one service. I did. Again , with tears in his eyes, told me how touched he was to hear a song he loved , on the piano, in a way he’d never heard before. I am so blessed to have Calvin always encouraging me for many years afterwards. He had zero idea that day- the first day - or second and so on -what battles I continually face in regard to my musical offering for the Lord and how I can ever again give back my skills to “ the church” for the Master,. For in 2010 I had just left the music ministry after most of my adult life , since I was 17 years old actually— with no where to be of service in my foreseeable future.. I still wonder , but I’ve tried with Calvin’s encouragement , along with others.. . Thank you Calvin , my dear friend, for reaching out that first Sunday and many times afterward to keep my heart encouraged without possibly knowing you were doing so. This is the first time I’ve ever shared this story anytime and it needed to be told - for those that can reach out and encourage someone without knowing so —continue reaching out! Always give from the heart ! Calvin did ., I love you Calvin and will never forget you- EVER!
I’m sad to see you leave us—- very sad indeed. Thank you for loving me - I am not worthy but you made me feel like I was. Run to Jesus - fly fast into His Arms - to the One you loved so much! Praise the Lord - you’re finally Home!
March 20, 2020
Working with Calvin and Carolyn at church, spending time planning and supervising our children’s activities, and eating lunch with them and the young children they cared for while the parents worked, leave me with great memories! Calvin and I shared many stories about our favorite heart doctor..... Dr. James Walker. To Molissa, Clark, and Danielle , I send my love and prayers.