Calvin Eugene Prevette

Published 5:48 am Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Mr. Calvin Eugene Prevette, 89, of Mocksville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at his home.

He was born April 15, 1934 in Davidson County to the late Leander Foiden Prevette and Edna Pearl Windsor Prevette Harris

He graduated from Mocksville High School in 1952 and served in the Army National Guard. He retired from Western Electric in Winston-Salem after 39 years.Calvin married Mary Belle Lanier, who survives him, on Sept. 10, 1959, celebrating 69 years of marriage last year. Calvin’s favorite Bible verse was “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches” Proverbs 22:1; and he lived it with the greatest integrity. He was an active member of Calahan Friendship Baptist Church, serving in many faithful compacities. Calvin was a well-known and respected singer and mandolin player, having played at many churches, festivals, and bluegrass jams over the years. He was generous, kind, and encouraging, and left a lifetime of memories of music, fishing, and humor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Charlotte, Grover, Beulah, Marie, Colin, and Pearl Jo.

He will always be loved and missed by his survivors: his wife, Mary Belle of the home; brother, Billy (Pat) of Angier; children, Douglas (Debbie) of Olin, Cynthia of Harmony, Daniel (Patsy) of Mocksville and Cheryl (Michael Jones) of Mocksville; grandchildren, Aaron Prevette (Jessica), Joshua Prevette (Teagen), Caleb Creason (Ashley), Rachel Todd (Jason), Alan Prevette, Rhonda Fox (Gil) , Carolyn Brannock (Michael); and 9 greatgrandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 4 p.m. at Ijames Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Davidson County Hospice, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292; or Ijames Baptist Cemetery Fund, 1038 Ijames Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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