Calvin Havird Spann

Calvin Havird Spann

Calvin Havird Spann
September 22, 1915 – January 9, 2022

PILOT – Calvin H.(Havird) Spann, age 106, died January 9, 2022 in Zebulon, N.C. Son of the late Marion Havird and Myra Price Havird, he was born in Batesburg, S.C. in Saluda County. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Darnell P. Spann; infant daughter, Marilyn Christine Spann; sisters, May and Carrie and brothers, Lester, Jordan and Clyde.

Calvin joined the Army in 1935 at age 20. He served 10 years in the Army and then joined the Air Force to finish out his 21 year career in service to his country. He served in World War II in Europe. He was proud of his service.

After retirement, Calvin lived a quiet life in Pilot, N.C. He was a member of Pilot Baptist Church. Calvin was also a member of the White Stone Masonic Lodge in Wakefield for over 70 years.

Calvin is survived by his daughters, Dorothy S. Alford (John) and Judy S. Bennett (Larry); five grandchildren, Tony, David, Kevin, Gina and Stacy and 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilot Baptist Church or The Masonic Home For Children in Oxford, NC.

Funeral 2 pm, Wednesday, Pilot Baptist Church Family Life Center. Livestream available at Burial to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon. SOCIAL DISTIANCING & MASKS REQUIRED!

Calvin will lie in repose 1-5 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • earl chancellor Posted January 10, 2022 3:57 pm

    you are in my thoughts and Prayers

  • Ronnie Lewis Posted January 10, 2022 5:26 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr Calvins passing. My Condolences to Dorothy and all the family. Mr and Mrs Spann were good Pilot People. God Bless!

  • Danny Perry Posted January 10, 2022 6:10 pm

    Judy and family sorry to hear about the loss of your father you are in my prayers.

  • Gloria Brown Ellis Posted January 11, 2022 9:06 am

    Judy I am so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. Dads and daughters have such special relationships. I trust your memories will help to ease the pain of your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and yours

  • Rhonda Stephens Posted January 11, 2022 9:50 am

    Mama would always comment that your mama would tell your daddy when someone in the community was sick or had suffered a loss “we must do something”. They did many loving acts of kindness . What a special couple!

  • Sue Williford Posted January 11, 2022 3:16 pm

    I am very sorry to see this. 106 is something to be grateful for and proud of. Love you.

  • Rhonda Carlyle Posted January 11, 2022 7:22 pm

    So sorry for your loss….please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Donald & Rhonda Carlyle

  • Jackie Strickland Posted January 12, 2022 10:16 am

    A long life filled with laughter, giggles and fun!!

  • Jackie Strickland Posted January 12, 2022 10:19 am

    A long life filled with laughter & fun!!! Such a kind, thought man. ❤️

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