Calvin E. Philbert, age 71, of Hope, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
Calvin was born, August 6, 1943, in Chamois, a son to the late Clifford Philbert and Goldie (Stock) Kemper.
Calvin was a 1962 graduate of Linn High School and proudly served his country for 18 years in the United States Army including two tours in Vietnam. On October 8, 2014, Calvin was able to participate in the first all "Vietnam Veterans Yellow Ribbon Central Missouri Honor Flight" to Washington, DC.
Calvin was a member of the Oklahoma Church of Christ. He was a member of the Linn Lions Club and had served on the board of the Osage County Nutrition Center.
After serving in the military Calvin worked for Linn High School in the maintenance department and for Linn Manufacturing.
Calvin was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed gardening and selling his tomatoes to folks around Linn. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting and cutting wood.
Calvin is survived by: one sister, Jeanne Evans of Desert Hot Springs, CA; one half-brother, Gary Philbert of Grandview, MO; one aunt, Clara Pollock of Jefferson City. Calvin was also an uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many.
In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Philbert.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Oklahoma Church of Christ. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Mark Gregor officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Oklahoma Church of Christ Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Central Missouri Honor Flight Program or to the Oklahoma Church of Christ Church Cemetery.