Calvin Gaither



Calvin Gaither, Sr. age 63, of Nashville, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at home with his wife and children by his side. Calvin was born March 16, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas to Charles and Ellen (Hoten) Gaither. He was a 1978 graduate of BCHS. Then went on to Arsenal Tech Trade School and earned his plumbing license. He just recently celebrated 46 years of marriage to his loving wife, Sandy. They were married on December 30th, 1977.

Calvin worked as a journeyman plumber at Pipe, Inc. until 1992, he was a volunteer fireman for Hamblen Township Fire Department, and was a 4-H leader for several local clubs in Brown County. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, going camping and fishing at Lake Monroe with Sandy &family, mowing grass, spending time with his grandchildren, playing cards, especially euchre, visiting with friends and always telling a good story. He loved his sweet tea and was never without a jug by his side. He also owned Whitetail Deer Processing with his wife, Sandy, in Brown County.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Sandy (Mathis) Gaither, of Nashville; two sons, Calvin “C.J.” Gaither, Jr. (Kari), of Princes Lakes and William “Little Bill” (Emily) Gaither, of Freetown, Indiana; daughter, Shannon Buccos (Thomas Jr.), of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, William Gaither, Kailey Buccos, Tommy Buccos III, Wyatt Gaither, Hunter Leslie, Blake Leslie, Levi Albertson and Korban Albertson; his father, Charles Gaither, of Nineveh; two brothers, Larry Gaither (Lori), of Martinsville and Rick Gaither (Mary Ellen), of Nineveh and two sisters, Nancy (Eddie) Harbert, of Greenwood and Sharon Wilson, of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Gaither, his in-laws, George and Ginny (Sisson) Mathis, two brothers-in-law, Bill Wilson and Bill Taylor and two sisters-in-law, Leigh Ann Frasher and Barb Taylor.

Family and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 10th at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home; 1682 St. Rd. 135 North; Nashville from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service from family friend, Andy Clemmins.

A celebration of life will be immediately following at the Brown County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building.

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