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Calvin Criswell
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Calvin Criswell was born June 10, 1930 in Springfield, Arkansas to the late Javan and Mary (Riddle) Criswell. He grew up in a close loving family with his brothers, Samuel, Napoleon, Benjamin Booker, Cleather (bus) and Charlie Criswell and Sisters Willa Mae Morris, Byrdal Fletcher, Oneather Kemp, Addie Criswell and Cleo O’Neal.

At a drugstore, he met the late Adell Stewart, the woman he would one day marry. They enjoyed forty-six years together until her death on April 11, 2002. They purchased a home and raised their three children, Michael Criswell, Adrian Keith Criswell and Celina Renee Criswell-Thomas.

Early in his life he professed a hope in Christ by becoming a member of the East Denver Church of Christ in Denver, CO. He was inspired to read God’s word and a few of his favorite scriptures were from the book of Matthew 6:9-13. He remained a faithful member at Church of Christ at Forest Street until his death. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. After his service in the military he worked for the Gates Rubber Company where he retired after 41 years of service.

Calvin enjoyed fishing, watching sports, classic TV shows, CNN and Classic Cars and debating politics was also a part of his hobbies.

Calvin departed this life on November 26, 2017, leaving to mourn his death his two sons: Michael Criswell, Adrian Keith Criswell, and one daughter: Celina Renee (Louis) Criswell Thomas, all of Denver, Colorado; Eight grandchildren: Michael Aylln (Autumn) Criswell, Jeremy Alexander Criswell, Anika Viola Renee Criswell-Thomas, Brianna Criswell, April Criswell, Anthony Thomas, Christopher Thomas and Latevia Nichols; Five great-grandchildren: Landon Criswell, Kyndree Criswell, Lyric Criswell, Eva Nichols and David Nichols; One Brother: Dr. Benjamin Criswell of San Francisco, California (out of ten deceased brothers and sisters); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Dec

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services

2101 N. Marion Street
Denver, CO 80205

Service

Friday

8

Dec

11:00 AM
Church of Christ at Forest Street

3500 Forest Street
Denver, CO 80207

There will be a lie in state at the church 10am-11am

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