December 20, 1976 - September 6, 2021
John “J.R.” Calmes Jr., 44, of Indianapolis, passed away September 6, 2021. He was born December 20, 1976 in Kankakee, IL to John Chester Calmes Sr. and Gloria Dean Glenn Calmes. J.R. received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana Tech in 2016 for organizational leadership. J.R. loved veterans and worked for the VA for over 13 years. 12 as the NFS Supervisor and he switched to the audiology department a year ago to gain a better understanding of his son’s hearing loss. He turned his life over to Jesus Christ at a very young age and was baptized at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Kankakee. He was re-baptized again in 2016 with his daughter Raven and he had a love of missions. J.R. was a genuinely kind and loving person. He loved to joke around, to dance, collect shoes and most of all spend time with the family he doted on so very much. He was married to the love of his life for 17 years. J.R. loved to watch his children in all of their activities and also enjoyed watching Marvel movies together as a family. He loved family vacations and cruises were his favorite. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Bulls fan. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9401 E 25th St, Indianapolis, IN 46229. J.R. is survived by his loving wife, Robin; children, Raven, John III “J.J.”, Layla and Xavier; father, John Chester Calmes Sr.; brothers, Willie Dean, Douglas Willingham, Marc Calmes, James Monroe, Tony Monroe; and sister, Sherika Harris (Levester), Lucille Mack (Ted), Bob & Linda Spaulding, Aaron (Jennifer) Spaulding, Nathan Spaulding, Carol (Adam) Stevenson, and his loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Dean Calmes; siblings Carmelitha Hodges, Wanda Monroe; Aunts Leonia Green, Julia Billips, Blanchie Hairston, Bessie Willingham; Uncles James Glenn, Albert Glenn; and paternal and maternal Grandparents. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hear Indiana @ https://www.hearindiana.org. Services are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Mortuaries, Washington Memorial Chapel.
John “J.R.” Calmes Jr., 44, of Indianapolis, passed away September 6, 2021. He was born December 20, 1976 in Kankakee, IL to John Chester Calmes Sr. and Gloria Dean Glenn Calmes. J.R. received his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana... View Obituary & Service Information
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