Calvin Andrew Nimmo, 96 of Canadian and formerly of Matador, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Canadian.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in East Mound Cemetery in Matador with Wayland Moore and Rev. Eddy Helms, pastor of First Baptist Church of Matador, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. Mr. Nimmo will be available for viewing beginning Sunday until Tuesday at noon at the funeral home in Canadian and on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Matador.
Calvin was born June 9, 1925 in Northfield to Andrew and Pearl Thelma Nimmo. He was a graduate from Tell High School and was a standout on the basketball team. Soon after high school he enlisted in the US Navy, serving in World War II. He served in 5 major battles during his time which include, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Battle of Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Borneo Campaign, and Hiroshima, Japan. Calvin loved his country dearly but hated war. Many people have heard him tell the story of his divine diversion from a near unfortunate mishap to a safe return for him and his shipmates. On February 5, 1948, he married the love of his life, Virginia Moore in Childress. She passed away on February 21, 2012 after celebrating 64 years of marriage. Calvin worked for Texas Department of Transportation in the Engineering department for over 33 years, retiring in 1984. He was a cattleman for many years in Motley County. He enjoyed his time feeding and tending to the cattle with his wife. Calvin was a member of First Baptist Church in Matador for over 60 years. He always took care of his family and helping out anyway he could. Calvin has spent the past 5 years at Mesa View Assisted Living in Canadian, where he loved the residents and was welcomed, loved, and well cared for. He also loved to play dominoes. He was very proud of his Quilt of Valor that was presented to him in Canadian.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers.
Survivors include his son, John and D’Ann Nimmo of Wills Point; 2 daughters, Kelly Prater and husband Wyman of Canadian and Dixie Johnson and husband Darrel of Silverton; 6 grandsons, John Paul Nimmo and wife Carrie, Andrew Nimmo and wife Carol, Michael Nimmo and wife Stephanie, Heath Prater and wife Nikki, Dr. Ory Johnson and wife Larkin , and Shawn Johnson; 5 great grandchildren, Charli Nimmo, Travis Nimmo, Hank Prater, Reagan Johnson, and Peyton Johnson; and a brother, Jerrel Nimmo and wife Diana of Northfield.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Matador, PO Box 546, Matador, Texas 79244 or Mesa View Activity Fund, 1 Teas Place, Canadian, Texas 79014.