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William L Calcote

William L. Calcote, age 79, of Grapeland passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Nacogdoches. William was born September 3, 1938 in San Augustine County to parents, William Lawrence Calcote and Eva Christine Stallings Calcote. He was a graduate of Redland High School and Stephen F. Austin College. Will was a retired inspector with the Texas Department of Agriculture with 36 ½ years of service and for the past 12 years William was an enumerator for the USDA. He was a member of the First Christian Church and also the Lothrop Lodge #21 AF&AM.

Will is survived by wife of 41 years, Patsy Beck Calcote of Grapeland; daughter, Laura Calcote of The Woodlands; beloved granddog, Texa Lynn; sister, Martha Roberts and husband, James of Lufkin; aunt, Hazel Stallings of Nacogdoches; uncle, Donald Stallings of Lake Conroe; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Christine Calcote.

Funeral services for William L. Calcote will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Philip Chacko officiating. Interment will follow in the Burns Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davy Crockett Kennel Club, Mutt Nation, The Humane Society or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Condolences may be left at


  1. Our heartfelt condolences from the City of Oak Ridge North. We know how much Mr. Calcote was loved by his daughter, Laura.

  2. My heart is heavy with grief for you, Patsy & Laura. Please know that my prayers with love are with you today and many many tomorrows.

  3. Patsy and Laura, we are so sad to learn that Will had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have worked with Will over 30 years and have lots of good memories. We’ve lost a good friend, and a great man.
    Troy and LaWanda Pennngton

  4. Laura,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your father.

    Angela Smith
    Salt Grass Member Friend

  5. On behalf of the City of Sealy City Secretary’s office, we are sending prayers for comfort and peace during your time of grieving.

  6. I am truly sorry for your loss,my prayers are with at this time. Im saying a prayer for you to give u strength through this sad time.

  7. Will was a good man, a good friend. I will miss you, buddy.

  8. Patsy and Laura,
    You are in our prayers. You all are very special to our family.
    Much love,
    Susan & Forrest

  9. I am a retired USDA employee who had the honor to work with Will from the Austin office . He always treated me with respect and kindness was always cheerful and I enjoyed having conversations with him during our workshops. Our prayers are with his family.

  10. Pasty and Laura,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Will. I know he loved you both very much. My prayers and thoughts are for good memories to warm your hearts Nd get through the dark days.

    Karen Shartle

  11. Will and I work many,many year at TDA & USDA together. I of a kind !! Very sorry for you loss

  12. Sometimes things occur that affect your path in life. I lost a great friend. The Best. He was part of my work life for 45 years. A philosophical wizard, perfectionist, devoted Believer, my friend. GOD BLESS YOU WILL, and thanks for being a brother. SMIB. I’m better because you were always there to keep The right perspective.

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