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Max Allan Calhoon

January 27, 1949 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 73)


     Max Allan Calhoon (Macky Doo) was born January 27, 1949 in Allendale, Missouri to George and Alta  (Barnhart) Calhoon. He passed away on June 16, 2022 near Allendale, Missouri at the age of 73. 

     Max graduated from Worth County R3 High School in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.  He managed the Coop in Grant City for several years and also was employed by Blue Stem seed company  before moving to Texas and working as a parts distributor there. Later,  Max moved back to Albany where he worked for T3 Manufacturing until his retirement and he ended up coming back to his home in Allendale, Mo.

Max was a veteran in the Vietnam War where he earned the bronze medal for bravery.  He enjoyed fishing with his friends and helping Joker Miller over at the garage.  Max never met a stranger and was willing to help anyone who needed it.

He enjoyed spending time with Andy and Kim when they were growing up.  We remember dad taking  us out to cut wood every winter. As a family we had the best of times over at the Allendale pool hall, with all of our sweet friends.  Max (dad) will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

We found this poem in our family bible that our dad had sent to his mom from Vietnam:

A Prayer:

Let my dark hours be dark for me alone.  Nor shadow other lives that I hold dear.  Let me in laughter cloak each useless moan.  and make my little world a world of cheer.  Teach me to turn my every hurt and pain into white blooms of tenderness for Thee.  Teach me to make each earthly loss a gain and when I fail, be patient, Lord, with me. (on the bottom of the poem he wrote Hope you like this. Love, Max

Max was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wendell Calhoon and sisters, Naomi Whitehouse and Linda Farrell; ½ brothers, Loren and Jack and Lawrence Calhoon, Orie and Wayne Hammer and ½ sisters, Lanora Knight, Georgia Pitchforth and an infant ½ sister.

 He is survived by his children: Andy Calhoon of Ottawa, Kansas, and Kim McMillen and husband Jason of Benbrook TX, his sweet granddaughter Emily of Cypress, TX; brother, Bill Calhoon of Allendale, Mo and sister Wanda (Mike) Moutray of Gardner, Kansas. He also had numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. 

A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. 

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