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Calvin Windell Huey

October 27, 1942 September 1, 2018
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Calvin Wendell Huey was born on October 27, 1942 in Sartinville (Walthall County), Mississippi, the son of Harold Magee and Eartha Lee Huey.
Calvin’s early education began at St. Peter Catholic School and continued at Fair Street Elementary in Pascagoula, MS. He graduated with highest honors as Valedictorian from Carver High in 1961. He attended summer programs for gifted students at Fisk and Tuskegee that were recommended by his high school chemistry teacher, Mrs. V. P. Williams-Watts. Although offered several scholarships in Mississippi Calvin opted to go to California for a “free” education.
His athletic ability was showcased in football and basketball during his high school years. He was a 2 sports letterman, playing forward in basketball and wide receiver and quarterback in football. He earned All Gulf Coast Honors in football for 2 years and was captain for both the basketball and football teams his senior year. He attended Oakland City College, playing quarterback on the football team, thereby earning All California Junior College honors.
Calvin entered the Naval Academy via a circuitous route. A friend, recognizing Calvin’s above average aptitude and athletic ability, suggested he seek an appointment to a service academy. After being denied assistance from his Mississippi Congressmen, he sought help from California Congressman, Jeffrey Cohelan. Congressman Cohelan was successful in gaining Calvin an appointment to the Unites States Naval Academy in 1963. Calvin Huey was the first African American from Mississippi to be appointed to the Naval Academy.
Upon graduating Calvin’s first duty station was Mayport, Florida. He completed two tours of
duty in Vietnam, one on the gun line and the second as naval intelligence. After fulfilling his military requirements
Calvin earned a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1976. He worked as a Hazardous Substance Consultant for the State of Maryland, but later returned to the Naval Academy as a chemistry professor
and coach for the 150 pound football squad. IBM made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, so he changed careers. He remained at IBM as a Software Engineer until his retirement in 1997.
Calvin was actively involved in his community in a variety of ways: He volunteered as a “Big Brother” with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Club; Served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Organization; coached baseball for Peninsula Athletic League; coached basketball for the Optimist Club; and served as a Trustee of First Baptist Church of Annapolis.
Calvin was united in Holy Matrimony with his Soul-Mate Deborah Turner on December 10, 1983. During their union of
over 34 years they enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling, attending family reunions, school reunions, and in later years touring with a senior’s group.
In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by a sister, Delores “Jean” Wright. After a long, hard fought battle, his body surrendered all to God on September 1, 2018.
Calvin’s Legacy of Love and Service will live on in the memory of his beloved wife Deborah, his only son Callen Turner Huey, Sisters: Linda Huey of Moss Point, Ms; Shirley Magee-McCrary of Huntsville, AL; Janice Magee-Wagner of Magnolia, MS: Brother, James Magee, Decatur,AL: Sisters-In-Law; Jean (James) Braxton, Mrs. Pearl Whitfield; Devoted Brother-Law, Mr. Leon Turner. Devoted Nephew, Dr. Jarrod (Genise) Huey; Devoted Niece, Ms Kimara Huey and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.


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