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Floyd "Dexter Calhoun Jr.

Floyd Dexter Calhoun Jr. was born June 29, 1968 to Doris and Floyd Calhoun Sr. in Wharton. He was the oldest son of six children and known to family and friends as “Dexter.”

Dexter professed his life to Christ at an early age as a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where he played the saxophone as part of the youth and young adult choir.

His faith matured at Praise Christian Center World Outreach, where he actively served apostle Patrick and prophetess Pamela Randolph as a pastor’s assistant.

Dexter graduated from Maximized Life Bible Training Institute May 26, 2002, and was ordained as a minister.

He worked at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) for 25 years as an Electronics Engineer Lab Technician. Dexter received an associate’s degree in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from ITT Technical Institute in 2015.

He graduated with high honors and received the Salutatorian medal of honor.

Dexter’s love for life, laughter, and commitment to family will never be forgotten. His good works will live on though his wife, Patricia; parents, Doris and Floyd Calhoun Sr.; sisters, Kay Johnson, Detra Jimenez (Santiago Sr.), Meko Grant, La Trenda Woodfork (Larry); brother, Demetrion Dell Calhoun (Lisa); god-son Henry Cox III; two special girls that stole his heart, Trinity and Klaire; aunts, Linda Cox (Henry Sr.), Emma Calhoun; uncles, James Bankston Sr., Robert Bankston Sr., (Ann); great aunt; Pearl Brown; great uncle, Rev. Leslie Hurd (Acquila); god-mother, Gertrude Jefferson; god-sisters, Paula Jefferson, Lucinda Jefferson; second mother, Alma Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m. at the Praise Christian Center World Outreach in Channelview with Apostle Patrick Randolph officiating.

Interment followed at Powell’s Point Cemetery in Kendleton, Texas.

Ben Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were James Bankston, Jr., Robert Bankston, Jr., Kevin Haynes, Angel Herrera, James Joyner, Jr., Anthony Randle, and Gerry White.

Honorary pallbearers were John Aguilar, Demetrion Dell Calhoun, Barry Calhoun, Tony Calhoun, Henry Cox, Jr., Santiago Jimenez, Sr., and Raymond Rosales.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.   [-end of story-]

 

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