A memorial services for Joseph Calderon, 39, of Tyler, will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at 2:00 PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Clarence Blaylock officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Joe passed away Friday, August 20, 2010, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 2, 1971 in Seminole, Texas to Nestor Calderon, Jr. and Gloria Flowers Roberts.
Joseph graduated from Milford High School in 1989 where he was very active in the drama department. He won Best Actor in high school and received a scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin. He also attended Tarleton State and the University of Texas Arlington, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Joseph moved to Tyler and was co-owner of Elmo’s Bar and Grill. He later worked with his brother at Siemens-Dematic. Joseph loved the arts, reading, music, food and spending time with his family especially his niece and nephews. Joe was also an avid Steelers fan.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ray Flowers.
Joseph is survived by his loving family including the love of his life Paula Calderon; father, Nestor Calderon, Jr. and wife Tamara; mother, Gloria Flowers Roberts and husband Willard; siblings, Michael Calderon, Jill Rowan and husband Joey; special brother and sister, Ronny and Winona Crumpton; grandparents, Muriel Flowers, Nestor Calderon, Sr and wife Ophelia; uncle, Duane Flowers and wife Sandra; and aunt, Lucy Spurgeon and husband Ronnie. He was a special uncle to nephews, Jeremy, Jace and Jacob and special “Tica” to niece and nephew, Jodi and Joseph Michael “Joe Mike”.
A special thanks to the medical communities in Tyler and Monroe, LA and to Hospice of East Texas for the care and compassion.
If desired, memorials in honor of Joseph Calderon may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.